This is an all-purpose community organization and communication resources, with a small learning curve and a high price. Worth trying if you're teaching in an expensive district.
What is this? Edit
Backpack is a web-based service that makes organizing your information incredibly easy. Backpack lets you make pages which can contain any combination of notes, to-dos, images, files, etc. You can keep these pages to yourself or share them with colleagues, co-workers, friends, or family.
Application in Innovation Edit
Innovation applications: Some
A teacher may be able to use this as a page to organize all information for their class and put all class resources in an easy location for their students.
Applications in Efficiency Edit
Efficiency applications: Many
Backpack allows teachers to put all of their information in one central location and share this information with other co-workers. Files, Notes, Emails, etc. are in one easy location.
Applications in Community Edit
Community applications: Many
Teachers can use backpack to share files, data, and ideas with other teachers in their school or district.
Required technical proficiency Edit
Backpack appears to be fairly user friendly.
Similar to / different from Edit
In the sense that it has different ways of communication within a group of users, it is like Google Apps with more functionality.