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Top 100 Education Trends in 2018

From Leader-Curated Book Clubs to Educational Video Game Updates

— January 13, 2019 — Social Good
These 2018 education trends range from leader-curated book clubs to educational video game updates. Standouts in the realm of schooling and curriculum include Genius Owl, an extra-curricular rental space platform. The company specifically works with schools in need of extra funding and those with limited square footage to give kids an opportunity to connect and engage in safe learning environments.

When it comes to mobile learning tools, examples like Skroller stand out. The new classroom app specifically targets college students and aims to enforce better studying habits by streamlining course materials in one place. For those missing lectures, the app boasts crowd-sourcing features to help students get access to course notes from others willing to share.

The Wikipedia apparel by Advisory Board Crystals rounds off this list of 2018 education trends and marries style with a good cause. The casual statement tee boasts the web encyclopedia's iconic branding and can be purchased online with proceeds going to fund the website's operations.

For more education innovations in the year ahead, check out Trend Hunter's 2019 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Communal Homework Help Apps
Communal Homework Help Apps
Kosmos Lets Students Collaborate and Figure Out Homework Problems
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99
Truthful Drug Education Programs
Truthful Drug Education Programs
This US School is Using the Drug Policy Alliance Curriculum
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98
Intuitive Tactile Alphabets
Intuitive Tactile Alphabets
'ELIA Frames' are Faster to Read and More Intuitive Than Braille
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97
Immersive Moon-Touring Videos
Immersive Moon-Touring Videos
NASA Gives You a Tour of the Moon's Surface Area with Collected Data
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96
Interactive Software Platforms
Interactive Software Platforms
Lumo Interactive's Displays Allow People to Make Their Own Content
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95
Digital Literacy Airplane Entertainment
Digital Literacy Airplane Entertainment
The Free Educational Videos are on How Computers Work
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94
Diversity Expanding Architecture Camps
Diversity Expanding Architecture Camps
Hip Hop Architecture Camp Combines Music and Urban Planning
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93
Social Experiment Restaurant Pop-Ups
Social Experiment Restaurant Pop-Ups
The SAARTJ Restaurant Aims to Show Privilege in Society
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92
Dubai Women's Day Forums
Dubai Women's Day Forums
The W Hotel Will Host the 'What She Said' Event for Inspiring Women
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91
Live Student Reading Apps
Live Student Reading Apps
Edji Shows Teachers Students' Annotations in Real Time
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90
3D-Printed School Meals
3D-Printed School Meals
The Big Bang Fair Created Fun, Futuristic Meals for a Primary School
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89
Human Computer Interaction Labs
Human Computer Interaction Labs
Human Media Lab Devises New Computing Interfaces for Unique Uses
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88
In-App HIV Test Reminders
In-App HIV Test Reminders
The New Grindr HIV Feature Reminds Users to Regularly Visit a Clinic
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87
Climatic Vertical Universities
Climatic Vertical Universities
Nepal's Vertical University Will Have Campuses in Different Biomes
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86
Hacker Protection Manuals
Hacker Protection Manuals
'Watch Your Hack' Teaches People to Avoid Hackers
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85
Anti-Abuse PSAs
Anti-Abuse PSAs
Day One's Sunshine PSA Sheds Light on Emotional and Mental Abuse
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84
5G-Enhanced Learning Experiences
5G-Enhanced Learning Experiences
Verizon Developed ChalkTalk to Bring Global Teams Closer Together
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83
Architecture Outtake Talks
Architecture Outtake Talks
Toronto Design Offsite's TO DO Talks will Feature Aberrant Architecture
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82
Educational Holodeck Rooms
Educational Holodeck Rooms
The Cognitive Immersive Room Teaches Language in a Technological Space
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81
Empowering Black Female-Centric Platforms
Empowering Black Female-Centric Platforms
BLACKHER's Empowering Platform Advocates for Diversity
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80
Stigma-Breaking Naloxone Exhibits
Stigma-Breaking Naloxone Exhibits
This Toronto Design Offsite Exhibit Aims to Prevent Overdoses
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79
Scholarship Back-to-School Promotions
Scholarship Back-to-School Promotions
Staples Offers Support to Students with a Raffle Opportunity
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78
Online Financial Education Courses
Online Financial Education Courses
Community Spirit Bank Educates Students Through Money$mart
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77
Supportive Student Apps
Supportive Student Apps
This App Directs Stricken Students to the Resources They Need
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76
Promotional University Program Illustrations
Promotional University Program Illustrations
Eric Pautz Develops an Illustrated Identity for UBC
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75
Educational Skateboard Facilities
Educational Skateboard Facilities
Skateistan's Skateroom in Phnom Penh Empowers Children & Youth
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74
Educational Video Game Updates
Educational Video Game Updates
Assassins Creed Discovery Mode Teaches Players Egyptian History
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73
Leader-Curated Book Clubs
Leader-Curated Book Clubs
Literati's Great Minds Edition Has Titles Picked by Influential People
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72
Delicate Urban School Buildings
Delicate Urban School Buildings
Archimania's Design Boasts a Slatted Boxed Roof Sculpture
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71
Free High-Tech Schools
Free High-Tech Schools
Lambda School Offers Free Higher Education Until Graduates Get a Job
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70
Contextualized Dictionary Apps
Contextualized Dictionary Apps
The Reverso App Uses Quizzes and Synonyms to Boost Language Skills
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69
Test-Taking Tech Features
Test-Taking Tech Features
Google Classroom Lock Mode Restricts Users to a Single Page
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68
Video Game-Inspired Scholarships
Video Game-Inspired Scholarships
Senua's Scholarship Grows Education Alongside Mental Health
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67
Community-Supporting Performance Running Wear
Community-Supporting Performance Running Wear
The FW18 Collection by DOXA Supports Kenyan Athletes
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66
Financial Literacy Fun Boxes
Financial Literacy Fun Boxes
inherQuests Helps Girls Develop Financial Literacy Through Play
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65
Exciting Educational Music Videos
Exciting Educational Music Videos
Ok Go are Turning Their Music Videos into Educational Tools
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64
Fashion-Forward Earth Day Initiatives
Fashion-Forward Earth Day Initiatives
Adidas, Parley & MLS Seek to Educate About Recycling
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63
Back-to-School Course Promotions
Back-to-School Course Promotions
Brit + Co Advertises Its Creative Classes in a Vibrant Newsletter
<
62
Cyberbullying Education Platforms
Cyberbullying Education Platforms
Agree Online Helps Children with Online Conflict Resolution
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61
Free Teacher-Assisting Apps
Free Teacher-Assisting Apps
Apple's Education App for Teachers Will Digitally Shift the Classroom
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60
Homelessness-Combating Social Businesses
Homelessness-Combating Social Businesses
More Than Words is a Boston Nonprofit with a Noble Vision
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59
Extracurricular Rental Spaces
Extracurricular Rental Spaces
Genius Owl Provides Safe and Socially Engaging Environments for Kids
<
58
Classroom-Crowdsourcing Apps
Classroom-Crowdsourcing Apps
This Classroom App Consolidates Coursework Information in One Place
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57
Personal Mentorship Platforms
Personal Mentorship Platforms
'Openmind' Offers 1-to-1 Mentorship from Experts
<
56
Public Housing Museums
Public Housing Museums
The National Public Housing Museum is Set to Preserve American History
<
55
Digital Back-to-School Shopping Platforms
Digital Back-to-School Shopping Platforms
Amazon Offers an Wide and Inclusive Variety of Supplies
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54
High School eSports Leagues
High School eSports Leagues
The PlayVS Startup Wants to Use eSports as an Educational Tool
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53
Sculptural State-of-the-Art Research Facilities
Sculptural State-of-the-Art Research Facilities
CF Møller's Maersk Tower Has a Star-Shaped Base
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52
AR Wartime Collectibles
AR Wartime Collectibles
The Royal British Legion's AR Campaign Connects Young Audiences to History
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51
Crowdsourced Knowledge Databases
Crowdsourced Knowledge Databases
Symphosis Has Educational Decks from Experts in Different Fields
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50
Family-Centric Educational Lessons
Family-Centric Educational Lessons
The DaDaBaby E-Learning Service Appeals to Millennial Parents
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49
Robotics Engineer Barbies
Robotics Engineer Barbies
Barbie has Partnered with Tynker to Teach Kids About Coding
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48
AR Teaching Apps
AR Teaching Apps
'Hologo' Uses AR to Elucidate Complex Theories
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47
Budget-Friendly School Extensions
Budget-Friendly School Extensions
The Buddhanimit Temple's New Dormitory Can Accommodate 40 Monks
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46
Cannabis-Oriented Event Curation Services
Cannabis-Oriented Event Curation Services
Mahogany Mary Centers Around Education and Entertainment
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45
Spacious Architectural Exhibit Centers
Spacious Architectural Exhibit Centers
Tadao Ando Transforms a 1929 Building into a Public Space
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44
VR Lecture Halls
VR Lecture Halls
Full Sail is Using the Rumii App to Help Online Students Better Interact in Class
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43
Playful Purple-Accented Branding Identities
Playful Purple-Accented Branding Identities
Crack the Code is a Programming School for Youth
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42
Workplace Diversity Campaigns
Workplace Diversity Campaigns
HP's latest 'Reinvent Mindsets' Video Addresses the Latino Community
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41
Hidden Creative Space Tours
Hidden Creative Space Tours
Toronto Design Offsite's TO DO Tour Will Explore Geary Avenue
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40
Nature-Informed University Buildings
Nature-Informed University Buildings
John Wardle Architects Designs a Monash University Campus
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39
Plush Child Nutrition Kits
Plush Child Nutrition Kits
This Kit Uses Koalas and Animated Cards to Gets Kids to Eat Right
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38
Political Teen Summits
Political Teen Summits
The Teen Vogue Summit: Turn Up is Set to Empower Teens Seeking Change
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37
Simulated Dyslexia Ads
Simulated Dyslexia Ads
A Collection of McDonald's Dyslexia Ads Showcased Life with the Disability
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36
Sculptural Warehouse-Style Art Schools
Sculptural Warehouse-Style Art Schools
Franklin Azzi Architecture Works on an Art School in France
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35
Donation-Encouraging Jewelry
Donation-Encouraging Jewelry
Call It Spring x ME to WE is Socially Conscious & Aids Communities
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34
Perforated Ventilated School Buildings
Perforated Ventilated School Buildings
Morphogenesis' Design Battles New Delhi's Harsh Climate
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33
Personal Happiness-Focused Schools
Personal Happiness-Focused Schools
The Riverbend School Caters to the Needs of Modern Children
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32
Children-Informed Community Pavilions
Children-Informed Community Pavilions
Enorme Studio Taps into the Imagination of Children
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31
Fast Food Card Games
Fast Food Card Games
'Reel It In' is a Card Game for Kids Based on McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish
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30
Earth-Experiencing AR Models
Earth-Experiencing AR Models
This AR Earth Model by AstroReality Promotes Exploration & Learning
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29
Whiteboard Coding Robots
Whiteboard Coding Robots
The Root is a Code-Teaching Robot that Recently Showcased at CES 2018
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28
Elegant Wooden-Accented Libraries
Elegant Wooden-Accented Libraries
Snøhetta & Dialog Collaborated on the Public Library in Calgary
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27
Maze-Like Academic Buildings
Maze-Like Academic Buildings
Behnisch Architekten Overhauls This 70s Building, Adding an Extension
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26
Science-Inspired Mixology Events
Science-Inspired Mixology Events
The Science of Cocktails Event Supports Student Field-Trips
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25
Ultra-Modern Academic Glass Buildings
Ultra-Modern Academic Glass Buildings
John Ronan Boasts an Airy Design for ITT's Kaplan Institute
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24
Fashion Retailer Recycling Initiatives
Fashion Retailer Recycling Initiatives
ASOS' Leftover Fabrics are Used to Make Sanitary Pads
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23
Addict Caregiver Support Platforms
Addict Caregiver Support Platforms
Online Resource for Caregivers of Opioid Addicts
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22
Recycled Plastic Fashion Collections
Recycled Plastic Fashion Collections
adidas & Parley Teamed Up for a Sustainable Collaboration
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21
Braille-Teaching Toys
Braille-Teaching Toys
The BecDot Helps Blind and Visually Impaired Kids Learn Braille Early On
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20
Safety-Promoting Street Mats
Safety-Promoting Street Mats
Renault Romania's Doodle Mats are Illustrated and Customizable
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19
Experiential Dyslexia Ads
Experiential Dyslexia Ads
This Facial Recognition Ad Intentionally Offers a Challenging Read
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18
Timber-Built Tiny Classrooms
Timber-Built Tiny Classrooms
The Emerge Cabin was Designed and Built in Three Weeks by Students
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17
Inclusive Rooftop Urban Farms
Inclusive Rooftop Urban Farms
Ryerson University's Farm Advocates for Sustainability and Tolerance
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16
Multi-Use Classroom Furniture Designs
Multi-Use Classroom Furniture Designs
Hertz Furniture Creates Pieces for the Next Generation
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15
Portable Art Classroom Buses
Portable Art Classroom Buses
Tumblewheel Studios Uses a Revamped Bus to Teach Art to Kids
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14
Brightly Lit Transparent Buildings
Brightly Lit Transparent Buildings
CO Architects Features a Glazed Facility in Kansas City
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13
Co-Branded Cause Apparel
Co-Branded Cause Apparel
Alexander Wang x Trojan Celebrates Pride Month Fashion & Health
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12
Efficiently Built School Libraries
Efficiently Built School Libraries
Dot Architects Uses an Open-Source Architecture Platform
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11
Upcycled Adaptable College Buildings
Upcycled Adaptable College Buildings
Neubau Uses a Compact Shipping Container as a Porters' Lodge
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10
Women's Cannabis Platforms
Women's Cannabis Platforms
Latitude Was Created to Share Real Stories of Women's Cannabis Use
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9
Triplicate Kindergarten Designs
Triplicate Kindergarten Designs
Sanhuan Kindergarten is Arranged in Three Interwoven Rings
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8
Online Encyclopedia-Inspired Apparel
Online Encyclopedia-Inspired Apparel
The Wikipedia Collection by Advisory Board Crystals is Chic
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7
Interactive Book Club Subscriptions
Interactive Book Club Subscriptions
'Little Feminist' Provides Kids with Hands-On Activities
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6
Whimsical Family-Run Kid Shops
Whimsical Family-Run Kid Shops
Treehouse Offers Eclectic Collections and Creative Spaces for Kids
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5
Design-Driven Modern Kindergartens
Design-Driven Modern Kindergartens
VMDPE Design Creates an Interior That is Geared Toward Children
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4
Flexible Learning Spaces
Flexible Learning Spaces
Architecture + Information Boasts Color & Community-Enhancing Seating
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3
Dynamic Rooftop Playgrounds
Dynamic Rooftop Playgrounds
MAD Architects' Design Fuses Modernism with Traditional Architecture
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2
Colorblocked Preschool Designs
Colorblocked Preschool Designs
This Preschool's Interior Stimulates Children with Vibrant Colors
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1
Co-Learning Concept Spaces
Co-Learning Concept Spaces
'Campfire Campus' Sets Itself Apart as Asia’s First Co-Learning Space
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