Carolyn H. Kirio
Carolyn H. Kirio is a Cybrarian at Kapolei Middle School where she trains, collaborates, and instructs with teacher teams in project-based learning work. She has presented at state and national conferences and has authored Collaborating for Project-based Learning in Grades 9-12 (Linworth Publishing, 2008). In 2006 the American Association of School Librarians and Follett Learning Resources selected Kapolei’s library as one of the National School Library Media Programs of the Year (SLMPY). Kirio earned her National Board Certification in 2002 and 2011. She was selected as one of School Library Journal’s “Top Ten Librarians To Watch” in 2003 and the Hawaii Association of School Librarians also honored Kirio with the Golden Key Award in 1999 for her exemplary leadership in the school library profession. Kirio a current PhD student in the University of Hawaii College of Education Technology Program has a BEd in Music Education, a Professional Certificate in Secondary Education, an MLIS in Library and Information Science and has also been certified through Technology Training for Teachers, a Hawaii program for educators.
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- What Are the Purported Benefits of Social Media as an Instructional Tool in ESL Learning?
With the rise of social media, pedagogical research on its use in education has also increased and many researchers discuss the benefits of integrating it into the English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum. These benefits include increased immersion in the English language, better teacher-student rapport and interaction, and higher student self-confidence. However, are these studies representing an objective view of both social media’s purported benefits as well as challenges?