Instead of banning homework completely, a growing trend in 2014 is the implementation of the flipped classroom. Students listen to a lecture online at home and then work through assignments with the teacher when they arrive the next day. The at-home assignments are still there, but they are meant to help students learn at their own pace while making the classroom experience more interactive.
Integrating technology into learning in a meaningful way has always been a goal (and a challenge). The Flipped classroom is another iteration of the essential ideas of educational technology.