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Top 100 Education Trends of 2015

From Subway Reading Initiatives to Girl-Targeted Tech Programs

— January 23, 2016 — Social Good
The 2015 education trends reveal how technology can be leveraged for the purpose of education. Although many people still think of education as the time one spends in the classroom, new technology is gradually shifting the way that we learn. From mobile libraries to code-teaching camps, education is taking on a new and exciting form.

These days, children adapt to technology at a very early age. As a result, many companies are using apps, robots and other types of technology to encourage a love of learning. Some examples of these kinds of high-tech products include virtual learning headsets, educational coding apps and space experiment kits.

However, educational technology is not limited to children. Indeed, the 2015 education trends reveal a significant effort to help adults continue learning as they age. These skills can range from basic literacy to something as complex as learning how to code.

For a more in-depth forecast of the coming months, consult the 2016 Trend Report.
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Activity
Freshness
100
Eco Student Competitions
Eco Student Competitions
This Green Initiative Offers Local Businesses a Free Energy Saving Audit
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99
Tablet Math-Teaching Tools
Tablet Math-Teaching Tools
KnowRe Helps Give Math Students a Better Chance at Succeeding
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98
Altruistic Skateboarding Portraits
Altruistic Skateboarding Portraits
This Series Displays Beautiful Personalities and Spirit
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97
Holocaust Remembrance Apps
Holocaust Remembrance Apps
This History App by Pocketshul Helps You Remember Yom HaShoah Every Day
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96
PDF-Converted Books
PDF-Converted Books
Amazon's Kindle Textbook Creator Helps Organize Educational Materials
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95
Organizational Student Apps
Organizational Student Apps
The LTT App for Students Streamlines the Learning Process
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94
Device-Developing Kits
Device-Developing Kits
The Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle Lets People Build Almost Any Tech
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93
Kid-Produced Radio Programming
Kid-Produced Radio Programming
The Children's Radio Shows Entertain During the Ebola Crisis
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92
Education-Evaluating Stats
Education-Evaluating Stats
This Relevant Infographic Explores the Question 'Is College Worth It?'
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91
Animal Perspective Software
Animal Perspective Software
This Multispectral Image Calibration Program Lets You See Like Animals
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90
Fashion-Forward Online Classes
Fashion-Forward Online Classes
This Program Provides Useful Lessons for Budding Fashion Designers
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89
Customized Microchip Libraries
Customized Microchip Libraries
The eGranary Pocket Library Provides Access to Information
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88
Educational Weapon Pranks
Educational Weapon Pranks
This Fake Gun Store Experiment Teaches People About the Danger of Guns
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87
Empowering Technology Courses
Empowering Technology Courses
'Mexico Conectado' is a Free Educational Program for Kids
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86
Kid-Focused Monitoring Systems
Kid-Focused Monitoring Systems
The Bear-Shaped Home Energy Monitor Teaches Kids About Eco Behavior
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85
Developer Training Fellowships
Developer Training Fellowships
The Global Talent Acceleration Program Pays You to Learn to Code
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84
Student App-Building Programs
Student App-Building Programs
'Xamarin for Students' Helps Students Develop Amazing Apps
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83
Heritage-Teaching Video Games
Heritage-Teaching Video Games
Upper One Games's Never Alone Teaches Players About Alaskan Culture
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82
Girls Coding Camps
Girls Coding Camps
TechGirlz Runs a Tech-Themed Entrepreneurial Summer Camp for Girls
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81
Virtual Learning Headsets
Virtual Learning Headsets
Google Expedition Introduces Virtual Reality to the Classroom
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80
Disabled Parking Projections
Disabled Parking Projections
Dislife's Campaign Shows the Importance of Accessible Parking Spots
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79
Cancer-Combating Computer Games
Cancer-Combating Computer Games
Indie Video Game That Dragon, Cancer Tells a Touching Story
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78
Early Bird Courses
Early Bird Courses
Little Green Dot is Offering an Instructive Course in Becoming a Morning Person
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77
Writing-Teaching Robots
Writing-Teaching Robots
The Co-Writer Project Uses Robots to Help Children Learn to Write
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76
Multi-Lingual Teaching Apps
Multi-Lingual Teaching Apps
The New 'Duolingo' App Prosises to Help Anyone Become a Polyglot
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75
Girl-Empowering Tech Festivals
Girl-Empowering Tech Festivals
Singer Robyn is Launching an Event to Promote Women in Technology
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74
Literacy-Encouraging Kites
Literacy-Encouraging Kites
Stories in the Sky Uses Kites Printed with Stories to Entice Kids
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73
Wiggly Educational Robots
Wiggly Educational Robots
The Wigl Robot Moves to Music
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72
Mobile-Mining Malaria Strategies
Mobile-Mining Malaria Strategies
Malaria No More's NightWatch Malaria Program Uses Leaders' Phones
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71
Accessible Educational Facilities
Accessible Educational Facilities
This Danish Public School Campus Increases Urban Activity
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70
Personalized Tutor Apps
Personalized Tutor Apps
This Robot Tutor is Designed to Help Children Learn at Their Own Pace
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69
Digital Learning Platforms
Digital Learning Platforms
Aguascalientes Embraces Edmodo for Primary & Secondary Schools
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68
Digital Literacy Campaigns
Digital Literacy Campaigns
Grovo and Capital One Help to Hone Skills for the Digital World
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67
Humanitarian VR Experiences
Humanitarian VR Experiences
UNICEF360° Film Campaign Put Viewers in the Shoes of the Impoverished
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66
Menopause Quiz Apps
Menopause Quiz Apps
This Menopause Quiz App Promotes Public Education of Women's Health
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65
Tablet-Based Storytelling Platforms
Tablet-Based Storytelling Platforms
Storied Myth Brings Digital and Tangible Objects Together
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64
Class Attendance Apps
Class Attendance Apps
This Facial Recognition App Invented by Zhaozheng Yin is in Development
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63
Crowdsourced Gadget Repairs
Crowdsourced Gadget Repairs
The Repair Cafe Network Encourages Community Interaction and Upcycling
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62
Model-Funded Tech Scholarships
Model-Funded Tech Scholarships
Kode with Karlie is a New Tech Scholarship for Girls
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61
Space Experiment Kits
Space Experiment Kits
The Ardusat Space Kit Enables Students to do Science Experiments in Space
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60
Educational Coding Apps
Educational Coding Apps
Lrn Teaches You to Code on Your Smartphone With Interactive Mini Quizzes
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59
Subway Reading Initiatives
Subway Reading Initiatives
Each Book Acts as a Ten Ride Train Pass to Promote Reading in Brazil
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58
Bulk Charging Stations
Bulk Charging Stations
Charge All Your Devices at Once with the The Multicharger-X
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57
Interactive Driving Practice Tests
Interactive Driving Practice Tests
Romania's Street View Test Uses Google to Teach New Drivers
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56
Digital Genealogy Services
Digital Genealogy Services
This New Project Aims to Trace the Descendants of Freed Slaves
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55
Summer Internship Infographics
Summer Internship Infographics
CampusBooks Compares the Top Internships Across Various Industries
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54
Life Expectation Visualizations
Life Expectation Visualizations
Health Metrics and Evaluation Explores Global Health Issues
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53
Virtual Lunar Explorations
Virtual Lunar Explorations
This Moon Map Allows Anyone to Walk in the Shoes of an Astronaut
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52
Schoolyard-Tough Laptops
Schoolyard-Tough Laptops
Dell's Chromebook 11 is Designed For the Educational Space
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51
LGBT-Friendly Children's Books
LGBT-Friendly Children's Books
This New Book Helps LGBT Youth Tackle Insecurities and Fears
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50
Girl-Targeted Tech Programs
Girl-Targeted Tech Programs
This 3D Printing Project Enables You to Invest in Girls' Education
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49
Eye-Opening Reality Shows
Eye-Opening Reality Shows
'Sweatshop Deadly Fashion' Puts Fashion Bloggers to Work in Sweatshops
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48
Prefabricated Solar Classrooms
Prefabricated Solar Classrooms
These Prefab Classrooms Feature Solar-Powered Computers
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47
Cheerful Children's Museums
Cheerful Children's Museums
This Children's Museum in Harlem Wants Kids to Learn Through Art
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46
Digital Learning Infographics
Digital Learning Infographics
This Infographic Studies the Advantages of Digital Learning
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45
IQ-Boosting Wearables
IQ-Boosting Wearables
The 'Starling' is a Children's Wearable That Tracks Each Word Said in a Day
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44
Health Video Platforms
Health Video Platforms
The Crowdsourced Medical Videos on ReelDX Act as an Educational Resource
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43
Crowdfunding Scholarship Apps
Crowdfunding Scholarship Apps
'FinanceU' is an App That Help Students Build Their Own Scholarship
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42
Drug Awareness Toilet Paper
Drug Awareness Toilet Paper
This Printed Toilet Paper from Japan Discourages Unsafe Drug Use
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41
Audio Advice Apps
Audio Advice Apps
Audvisor Contains Thousands of 3 Minute Clips Containing Business Insights
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40
Poetry-Exploring Video Games
Poetry-Exploring Video Games
This Educational Video Game Teaches Players About the Romantic Poets
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39
Illness Acceptance Comics
Illness Acceptance Comics
These Comics Illuminate the Hypocrisy of How People Treat Mental Illness
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38
Refugee Reality Portraits
Refugee Reality Portraits
The 'Humans of Al-Rashidiya' Blog Stars Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon
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37
Brand-Taught Online Courses
Brand-Taught Online Courses
The Big Know Offers Online Learning by the Biggest Brands' Top Experts
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36
Child-Designed Shoes
Child-Designed Shoes
One Math Teacher Turned His Students into Children Shoe Designers
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35
Mobile Design Museums
Mobile Design Museums
This Museum Will Be Located Within the Slums of Dharavi
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34
Science-Based Educational Apps
Science-Based Educational Apps
Kiko Labs's Brain Training Games are Developed for Children
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33
Interactive Food Museums
Interactive Food Museums
This Museum Celebrates the Cuisine of Different Cultures
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32
Ethical Vending Machines
Ethical Vending Machines
Fashion Revolution's Experiment Tests the Allure of Cheap Fashion
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31
Educational LED Keyboards
Educational LED Keyboards
Opho Keys Uses a Guitar Hero-Like Approach To Help You Learn
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30
Personalized Video Learning Apps
Personalized Video Learning Apps
The Updated Khan Academy Distance Education App is Individualized
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29
Accessibility-Oriented School Bells
Accessibility-Oriented School Bells
This Bell Helps Schools Integrate Disabled Students
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28
Teachable Handwriting Robots
Teachable Handwriting Robots
The CoWriter Project Lets Kids Teach Handwriting & Improve Themselves
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27
QR-Accessible Subway Libraries
QR-Accessible Subway Libraries
Beijing's Underground Library Lets You Scan Codes to Read eBooks
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26
Colorful Clustered Classrooms
Colorful Clustered Classrooms
This Tel Aviv School Features a Colorful Facade and White Interior
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25
Personalized Study Tips
Personalized Study Tips
This Infographic Study Guide Takes Different Learning Styles Into Account
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24
Web-Based Training Programs
Web-Based Training Programs
Cornerstone Learning Provides a System That is Efficient and Effective
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23
Winery Kindergarten Spaces
Winery Kindergarten Spaces
This School Gives Students a Beautiful View of Vineyards
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22
Programmable Educational Balls
Programmable Educational Balls
The Hackaball Teaches Children How to Code
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21
Fruity Breast Cancer Campaigns
Fruity Breast Cancer Campaigns
This Campaign Uses Melons to Warn About the Dangers of Cancer
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20
Educational Hacker Tookits
Educational Hacker Tookits
Piper Teaches Kids Hardware Development Using Video Game Minecraft
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19
Nature-Integrated Classrooms
Nature-Integrated Classrooms
This International School Helps Students Feel Connected to Nature
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18
Community-Inspiring Signage
Community-Inspiring Signage
The SXSW Kindsign Session Lets You Create Encouraging Signs
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17
Kids' Educational eWriters
Kids' Educational eWriters
Boogie Boards Teach Kids to Write and Count with Digital Tracing
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16
Girl-Targeted Science Kits
Girl-Targeted Science Kits
Yellow Scope Produces Creative and Rigorous Science Kits for Girls
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15
Mentor-Matchmaking Apps
Mentor-Matchmaking Apps
Menteer is Like a Dating App For Mentors and People Seeking Mentorship
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14
Artistic Pop-Up Libraries
Artistic Pop-Up Libraries
This Miniature Library is Designed to Improve Local Literacy
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13
Aspiring Polyglot Apps
Aspiring Polyglot Apps
This Language Learning App Gamifies the Process of Picking Up Other Tongues
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12
Educational Phone-Unlocking Apps
Educational Phone-Unlocking Apps
The Unlock Lessons Vivo App Makes Kids Correctly Answer Questions
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11
Exercise-Dependendant Water Machines
Exercise-Dependendant Water Machines
This Machine Requires Users to Run for Clean Drinking Water
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10
Educational Robot Toys
Educational Robot Toys
Codie Takes a Simple Gaming Approach to Teaching Coding to Children
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9
Millennial Financial Literacy Cafes
Millennial Financial Literacy Cafes
You Can Get Financial Advice Services Over Coffee and Wine
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8
Creativity-Boosting Card Games
Creativity-Boosting Card Games
This Educational Game Teaches Kids to Think Like Designers
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7
Dinosaur Education Websites
Dinosaur Education Websites
This Site Lets Users Learn Real Facts about Jurassic Park Dinosaurs
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6
Book Spine Locker Art
Book Spine Locker Art
These Lockers Feature Hand-Painted Novel Spines to Encourage Reading
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5
Anxiety Awareness Editorials
Anxiety Awareness Editorials
Katie Crawford Depicts Anxiety Disorders Through These Self-Portraits
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4
Immersive Waterfall Installations
Immersive Waterfall Installations
This Unique Exhibit is Designed for Visitor Interaction
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3
Creative Makerspace Facilities
Creative Makerspace Facilities
The Shop is a Creative Studio Combining Crafts, Ceramics & Woodwork
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2
Mobile Makerspace Containers
Mobile Makerspace Containers
The Shipping Containers for Rent Provide a Portable Prototyping Lab
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1
Gamified Recycling Programs
Gamified Recycling Programs
This Initiative Aims to Encourage Recycling During the Rugby World Cup
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