I consider myself to be part of “transitional” generation where technology is concerned. I did not have a personal cell phone until after I graduated high school. My interest in and use of technology current to the time I was in grade school was impacted by various factors. For example, I grew up in a rural area in which the school district I was a student in did not have the resources to provide advanced technology. For most of those years I did not have access to the internet in my home. It was not until I entered undergraduate school that I began to incorporate technology into my everyday life. Now 10 years later, I cannot imagine functioning without my smart phone, tablet and laptop. These are tools I use daily in professional life and expect to do so throughout my career. Social networking in the educational setting is simply a fact of life today. Educators must stay current about trends in technology in order to best serve their students. Prior to starting this class, I did not view Facebook as a learning tool, but now I am beginning to see the value this type of social media has to offer educators and students.