I'm well aware of the importance of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication (the Four C's) to success in both the classroom and the workplace. So, I've been a strong supporter of imbedding the acquisition of those skills into formal education even before the inception of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) and the creation of the impressive tools that have resulted from the P21 work.
Right now, 29,000 teachers are using Skype in the classroom. There are tools for uploading and sharing videos, articles, and images for students online. To date, students have collaborated on 1,800 projects.