The tools that were presented tonight are intended to help with collaboration in the classroom and amongst your PLN.
-Cool Tool for Schools: A Site that had over a hundred collaborative tools and ideas for their use. Many of the link here didn't work and I'm not sure that I would refer teachers to this site in the future. However, I may look into them further to get an idea of which tools may be useful.
-Dropbox: A cloud storage option that can be stored on a separate network. Ability for file sharing, collaboration, storage, etc. I use Dropbox on a daily basis for a wide variety of reasons. One of the most useful features of Dropbox for me is its ability to link to presentation and whiteboard apps on the iPad. This makes teaching teachers how to import files much easier. I love Dropbox and am always using it for collaboration with principals, teachers, and colleagues.
-Google Docs: Ability to share, change, and modify documents in one location. Document options include spreadsheets, documents, drawings, surveys, presentations, etc. I also use google docs on a daily basis, specifically the documents, spreadsheets, and surveys. I would like to use presentation docs and drawing docs more often and plan to find ways to use those for collaboration.
-Skype: Allows you to instant message and voice/video chat to other Skype users. I use Skype occasionally but used it more often in my classroom than I do now as an Ed Tech.
Notes that can be taken during class can be found here.