For starters, I’m not going to go in depth for the tools recommended on these tabs. You can Google and find thoughtful, resources to guide you on all of the tools that I listed. Over time, I will add notes about unique uses or preferences. I think the key is to find tools that meet your needs and those of your users. Many tools offer the same features, so what are the factors that help you identify your best choice? For me, there are a couple of considerations. Number one, do I need to create an account to use it and if so, can I log-in via Google? (Always a win in my book.) Number two, are there any privacy issues or concerns? This is getting easier to evaluate thanks to Common Sense Education’s Privacy Initiative and CoSN’s http://www.cosn.org/focus-areas/leadership-vision/protecting-privacy.
P.S. with all of these tools, you better believe I use a resource like LastPass!