Every tech website frequently posts lists of the 10 or 20 things you need to have, now. Well, this link does the same. However, it is, this time, a pretty good list.
There is an additional link in the article referenced above for the 2012 finalists for the LAUNCHedu finalists, to be revealed at the SXSWedu conference in Austin. I will be attending this conference this year. I look forward to hearing more information about the finalists and seeing some of these tools in action.