I have used Facebook in many ways both professionally and personally. I use it to keep up with the important events in SBISD as well as my church. I have also gotten back in touch with friends and colleagues from the past. There are many applications I have used for specific subject matter for my classroom. I learned more about Norway during multi-cultural awareness week, found information about weather, used an interesting word game to learn new vocabulary, etc.
I think it is important to use Facebook and Twitter to relate to today's student. This is the way they communicate. Writing a letter and sending it through the mail is not the way of today's youth. My students give me credibility when I can converse with them in subjects such as using Facebook and Twitter which in turn makes them more likely to demonstrate respect and focus in the classroom.