Kids learn differently than when you and I were in school, and if research coming out of MIT's Media Labs is anything to go by, in the future they'll learn in tech-boosted ways that are incredible. Witness: The Neverending Drawing Machine, a collaborative art tool.
NEDM is basically a collaborative real-time content-sharing and creativity system that lets users create novel digital artworks together. In some ways, its interface and powers remind us of the shelved Microsoft Courier content-creation and sharing platform that was destined to be a novel tablet PC. It's particularly targeted at kids, of course, and because it's digital it lets kids create art that wouldn't be possible before, and it means that they don't necessarily need to be in the same place together.