TV NZ had a news clip on recently about classrooms of the future which is well worth watching.
Classrooms without pens and paper, and lessons given online, could soon be the classrooms of the future. This is already starting in some NZ schools.
A Ministry of Education pilot programme at Howick College has allowed students to use their cellphones in the classroom.
This style, called mobile learning, was moving the learning out of the classroom and into the family and community. Teaching and learning is no longer confined to the classroom but is also outside the four walls. Many classrooms have their own blogs and wikis.