Using web-based tools, students and educators can collaborate online. One of the biggest attractions of cloud computing is that it is saving schools money and resources. (i.e. paper, ink, books)
This technology has evolved away from the idea of authoritative repositories of content and towards the broader notion of content being both free and ubiquitous. Schools are beginning to feel a social responsibility to create and share their content.
Use of learning analytics to help educators design systems and approaches to better measure student outcomes and faculty development are on the horizon. It can lead to new ways of thinking and new technologies to track, visualize, and mine data.
Mobile technology: K-12 schools are increasingly seeing the potential of mobile devices - and noting that not only are the devices themselves less expensive than laptops, they need less infrastructure to support them.
Personal Learning Environments
This is an approach or process that is individualized by design, and thus different from person-to-person. This allows the teacher to differentiate instruction even more, leaving the students with more choices in assessment.