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Top 65 Education Trends of 2014

From Internet Education Buses to Eco-Conscious Cone Campaigns

— January 11, 2015 — Social Good
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.

In addition to 2014 education trends, Trend Hunter's education trend report offers more in-depth information.
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Pop Superstar Courses
Pop Superstar Courses
This Course in Beyonce Explores Feminism and Media
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64
Generator Reading Lights
Generator Reading Lights
Cadbury is Extending Their Bicycle Factory to Include a Bicycle Generator
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63
Resurgent Language Documentaries
Resurgent Language Documentaries
This Vodafone Film Tracks the Revival of the Ayapaneco Language
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62
Political Awareness Wristband Scanners
Political Awareness Wristband Scanners
The Referendum Hub Gives Information to Political Activists
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61
PTA Planning Platforms
PTA Planning Platforms
Monday Envelope Makes Parent Involvement Easier Through Communication
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60
Skill-Building Shelters
Skill-Building Shelters
Marc Roth Founded the Learning Shelter to Give Homeless People Jobs
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59
Speech Impediment Storybooks
Speech Impediment Storybooks
This Speech Difficulty Children's Book Helps Inspire Confidence
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58
Rapper College Degrees
Rapper College Degrees
The USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy Focuses on Invention
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57
School Zone Cellphone Systems
School Zone Cellphone Systems
Mobile Learning Framework by Qualcomm Focuses on Education
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56
Interactive Nutritional Initiatives
Interactive Nutritional Initiatives
Super Sprowtz Revolutionizes Nutritional Learning
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55
Virtual Teacher Solutions
Virtual Teacher Solutions
This Ghanaian Education Program Brings Teachers to Remote Communities
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54
Flatulent Educational Tools
Flatulent Educational Tools
This Fart App Teaches Kids About Nutrition By Scanning Gas-Giving Food
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53
Disease-Battling Video Games
Disease-Battling Video Games
Cascade Uses Gaming to Increase Alzheimer's Disease Education
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52
Comically Erroneous Correlations
Comically Erroneous Correlations
Spurious Correlations Will Have You Laughing and Learning
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51
Paperless Assignment Tools
Paperless Assignment Tools
Google Classroom Weaves Their Apps Together for Increased Organization
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50
Age Group-Connecting Ads
Age Group-Connecting Ads
A Speaking Exchange Brings English-Learning Teens and US Seniors Together
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49
Elderly Wisdom Communities
Elderly Wisdom Communities
The National Eldership Gathering Celebrates Knowledge in Men Over 50
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48
Robotic Braille Dicta-Teachers
Robotic Braille Dicta-Teachers
This Cheap Braille Display Will Improve Literacy in Indian Slums
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47
Time-Wasting Courses
Time-Wasting Courses
Wasting Time on the Internet is Mandatory in this Unusual College Class
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46
Exam Preparation Game Apps
Exam Preparation Game Apps
The High School Story App Makes SAT Prep Less Stressful for Students
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45
Internet Education Buses
Internet Education Buses
Google is Driving a Bus Across Bangladesh as a Digital Literacy Campaign
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44
Exposed Educational Shows
Exposed Educational Shows
Shark Week Debunked by Vox Reveals a Series of Dramatized Truths
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43
Educational Drinking Bars
Educational Drinking Bars
Raising the Bar Turns the Local Watering Hole into a Learning Experience
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42
Elephant Tourism Spoofs
Elephant Tourism Spoofs
'Authentic Elephant Rides' Reveals the Truth Behind Elephant Rides
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41
Educational Typographic Dating Websites
Educational Typographic Dating Websites
'Type Connection' Proves That Arial Isn't Meant to be
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40
Civic Messaging Apps
Civic Messaging Apps
The Tell Me About Politics App Ask Amy Lets Youth Ask Questions via Text
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39
Apocalypse School Curriculums
Apocalypse School Curriculums
Learn Geography with the Zombie-Based Learning System
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38
Kid's Edition Comic Books
Kid's Edition Comic Books
Stan Lee’s Kids Universe Introduces Titles Like 'Reggie the Veggie
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37
Water-Purifying Books
Water-Purifying Books
The Drinkable Book is an Educational Tool That Offers Clean Drinking Water
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36
Tragedy-Commemorating Museums
Tragedy-Commemorating Museums
The 9/11 Memorial Museum Honors the Lost Lives of Many
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35
Augmented History Apps
Augmented History Apps
The Timetraveler App Lets You See What the Berlin Wall Used To Be Like
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34
Eco-Conscious Cone Campaigns
Eco-Conscious Cone Campaigns
The Ice Cream Expedition Hopes to Spread Conservation Education
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33
Adventurous Library Cards
Adventurous Library Cards
This Library Card Design Features Characters from Adventure Time
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32
Educational Outing Tools
Educational Outing Tools
EdTrips Lets Educators Manage Curriculum-Relevant Educational Field Trips
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31
Narrative-Encouraging Book Readers
Narrative-Encouraging Book Readers
This Storytelling App for Kids Exercises Their Imaginations
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30
Kid Coding Classes
Kid Coding Classes
Code.org's Studio Code Curriculum Teaches Computer Programming for Kids
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29
Drug-Mentioning Song Stats
Drug-Mentioning Song Stats
Project Know Graphs Show Drug References in Hip Hop Lyrics Over Time
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28
College Discovery Apps
College Discovery Apps
Reachy Hopes to Connect Students with Potential Schools
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27
Video Game Design Degrees
Video Game Design Degrees
The NYU Game Center Now Offers Gamers a Chance to Major in Beloved Hobby
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26
Ethical Online Fashion Retailers
Ethical Online Fashion Retailers
Accompany Has Chosen to Make Ethical Shopping Easy
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25
Virtual Zoo Tours
Virtual Zoo Tours
You Can Now Learn About Animals Through the Livestreamed Beijing Zoo Website
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24
Complimentary Senior Schooling
Complimentary Senior Schooling
Shimer College Offers Free Programs for Post-Retired Individuals
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23
Educational Anatomy Apps
Educational Anatomy Apps
The Humanatomy Health App Helps to Teach Children About the Body
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22
Energy-Storing Recycled Rucksacks
Energy-Storing Recycled Rucksacks
These Solar Backpacks Help South African Students Do Homework
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21
Endangered Virtual Pet Games
Endangered Virtual Pet Games
Pets Endangered Species Lets You Take Care of Disappearing Animals
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20
Educational Toothpaste Packaging
Educational Toothpaste Packaging
Colgate Shipment Boxes are Improving Oral Hygiene Education
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19
Charitable Leather Totes
Charitable Leather Totes
Purchasing These Bags for Charity Provides Kids with Education
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18
Awareness-Raising Bee Exhibits
Awareness-Raising Bee Exhibits
The Honey Bank Lets People Invest in the Honeybee Population
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17
Literacy-Enhancing Desk Bikes
Literacy-Enhancing Desk Bikes
This School Program Gets Children Exercising and Fights Obesity
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16
Improper Language Charts
Improper Language Charts
This Infographic Lists the Most Frequently Misused English Words
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15
Online Educational Communities
Online Educational Communities
OneClass is a Startup Focused on Getting Students Better Grades
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14
Sleek Tech Education Solutions
Sleek Tech Education Solutions
Belkin’s Secure and Charge Docking Station Will Help Learning
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13
Educational Indian Groceries
Educational Indian Groceries
Pansaari Offers Indian Cooking Classes and Authentic Indian Spices
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12
Library Shelf-Integrated Seating
Library Shelf-Integrated Seating
Woods Bagot Gives Kids a Creative Space with the Raheen Library
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11
Intergenerational Learning Programs
Intergenerational Learning Programs
The Learner Link Lets Seniors & Teens Learn From Each Other
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10
Diabetes-Teaching Teddies
Diabetes-Teaching Teddies
This Educational Teddy Bear Shows Kids How To Monitor Their Disease
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9
Education-Promoting Kiosks
Education-Promoting Kiosks
Building Trust Showed People in Cambodia the Ways of Construction
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8
Educational-Promoting Block Games
Educational-Promoting Block Games
The Stacking Veggie Game Puts a Brainy and Healthy Spin on Jenga
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7
Outlandish Heimlich Posters
Outlandish Heimlich Posters
New York Restaurants are Revamping Government Mandated Choking Posters
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6
School Standing Desks
School Standing Desks
Research Shows Standing Desks For Kids Could Cure Childhood Obesity
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5
Abruptly Ended Fairy Tales
Abruptly Ended Fairy Tales
The Abril Educacao Ad Campaign Encourages People to Keep Reading
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4
Educational Plush Toys
Educational Plush Toys
Prismland Encourages Children to Learn About 3D Shapes and Geometry
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3
Lounge-Worthy Libraries
Lounge-Worthy Libraries
This Library was Designed by BC Architects for a School for Deaf Children
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2
Educational 3D Printing Startups
Educational 3D Printing Startups
This New Venture Wants to Bring 3D Printed Robotics to Schools
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1
Charming Mobile Libraries
Charming Mobile Libraries
This Intriguing Mobile Library was Created by Anto­nio La Cava
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