From Internet Education Buses to Eco-Conscious Cone Campaigns

By: Alyson Wyers - Jan 11, 2015
The top 2014 education trends show how new ideas are transforming the classroom, from kindergarten to complementary senior schooling. From unusual university courses to charitable campaigns aimed at improving access to education in remote developing communities, getting an education is as important as it ever was, despite concerns some may have about the job market later on.

In an effort to combat climbing obesity rates, many schools are implementing exercise-encouraging furniture, such as literacy-enhancing desk bikes and school standing desks. When school was out in the summer, the Ice Cream Expedition used the unique position an ice cream truck has in the hearts of community to educate children on environmental conservation through a partnership with National Geographic Kids. Apps are being used for increasingly innovative ways, including flatulent educational tools, PTA planning platforms and augmented history apps.

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