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Matsuoka, Caryn – Educational Perspectives, 2012
As part of the author's doctoral program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, she conducted a study to determine whether and how former sixth-grade students at Waikiki School were using the thinking processes and strategies they were taught in elementary school when they were in middle school. In order to find this out, she interviewed eight…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Problem Solving, Middle School Students, Thinking Skills
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Wilson, Asia – Educational Perspectives, 2006
Role-play is one of the most engaging instruments for imagining what is not actually present. Role-play can take a variety of forms: student(s) enacting; teacher(s) enacting; and student(s) and teacher(s) enacting together. In this article, the author examines a number of different ways for teachers to incorporate role-play in their classrooms to…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, Imagination
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Smith, Elizabeth – Educational Perspectives, 2005
By the time children reach middle school, they already have a well-established relationship with the media. Ignoring the significance of media in the lives of adolescents creates a gap between their in-school and out-of-school worlds. Middle school curricula needs to be relevant to students. Therefore, educators should make time to address the…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Media Literacy, Instructional Design, Student Developed Materials
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Chun, Cynthia Kelley – Educational Perspectives, 2005
As teachers, an important part of planning curriculum is considering the relevance of what they teach their students. The author believes that project-based learning that integrates technology, language arts, and critical media literacy can be a powerful tool for learning. Not only does this kind of work connect students to the curriculum, it also…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Production Techniques, Active Learning, Media Literacy
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Matsunaga, Kevin – Educational Perspectives, 2005
In this article, the author describes how he got his start in video production as a high school senior in 1987 and his work 11 years after as a technology coordinator at Lehua Elementary School in Pearl City, Hawaii. Two years later he changed positions and became the technology coordinator at a brand new middle school on Kauai--Chiefess…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, High School Seniors, Coordinators, Video Technology