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Research Question

How does media use affect child development?

Evaluating Sources

Part 1

Instructions: Answer the questions below individually on your notecard. Don't write your name on the notecard. [Time: 5 minutes]

1. What does it mean for a source to be credible?

2. How do you evaluate credibility? List at least 3 criteria you use to evaluate the credibility sources.

Our class criteria

Part 2

Instructions: Work with your row to apply some/all of the class criteria to the two articles linked below, with the goal of determining if each source is credible. [Time: 10 minutes]

Media Use and Screen Time - Its Impact on Children, Adolescents, and Families

Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents

Notes on these articles

Part 3

Instructions: Now take a look at one final article. Apply some/all of the class criteria to this article with the goal of determining if it is credible. Also think about: What type of source is this? Are there any limitations to this type of source? (When you click the link to the article, you can access the PDF on the left side of the screen.) [Time: 10 minutes]

A Naturalistic Study of Child and Family Screen Media and Mobile Device Use

Notes on this article

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