I love the idea of incorporating social networking into the classroom. Students will excel with concepts that they understand and enjoy and social networking fits both of those categories. My experience with technology and social networking is I became more experienced with these items after high school, so I feel like I am in the middle of classical educational practices and progressive technological strategies like social networking. Because I have experienced both I feel like I can learn either way, but I think my high school students would benefit greatly with more technological devices utilized in school. As an educator I have attended workshops and meetings focusing on understanding the cultures of our students so we can find more success in relating to students while enabling us to use teaching strategies and styles that engage students with the curriculum. Because of my own beliefs and my experience of working with teenagers, it does not surprise me at all that research is showing that students believe that social networking, like Facebook, is an interesting and productive tool for education.