As I mentioned in earlier blogs, my school does not yet have an Ed-tech teacher or an on-site IT person so we are relatively restrained by how much technology and for sure modern technology can be going on. So for this blog on social networking I am not going to focus on what my school is or is not doing within the world of social networking rather I will focus and open up for discussion a question raised in chapter #5 in Web 2.0 how-to for educators. Namely, do teachers believe that students will learn better and develop better skills when being taught with traditional methods or if they believe students will learn better and develop new and unique skills when teachers create a learning environment that includes Web 2.0 social networking tools. My own opinion is 50/50. We still live in a time when some students grab on to the traditional, non-technology, approach better than the web 2.0 approach. And yet teachers need to recognize that in order to meet the needs of other students in their class the web 2.0 approach would be greatly beneficial. I suspect that in 5 years from now my answer would be different. What are your thoughts?