If you're interested in "beefing" up your technology program for the new school year, there are three technology trends to watch for. 1) Textbooks and Ebooks 2) Web 2.0 (blogs, wikis & podcasts) (courtesy Dcannell) and 3) Moodle which is "a free course management system for educators to create effective online learning communities." (Ssedro in Malaysia)
There's also, Essential freeware for the PC user and Elgg.net (via David). These sites, I highly recommend you bookmark or Furl there's lots of great comments and links for users.
Now I'm not sure why textbooks are still on the list, unless I missed something. But feel free to leave (in the comment section) your own Best Tech Picks for the 05-06 academic year.