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Top 100 Education Trends in 2013

From Preschooler Programmer Toys to Crowdsourced Homework Help

— January 31, 2014 — Social Good
For many adults, the formal education system leaves way too many gaps in its curriculum for it to be granted complete control when educating kids. Thus, education trends in 2013 reflect a wave of parents, toy companies and websites taking matters into their own hands and offering alternative education. This means everything from language sensitivity-training sites to zombie survival colleges.

Back at formal schooling environments, education trends skewed more toward building a sense of community and encouraging inclusive play. Many anti-bullying efforts, such as the teen bullying awareness tees and anti-homophobic language campaigns, showed that when it comes to school, education is not the only thing to be concerned with.

The education industry is growing as quickly as its students do. Keep up with the trends by checking out our Education Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
Chalkboard-Infused Tables
Chalkboard-Infused Tables
The Iko Children's Desk is Perfect for Collaboration
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97
Immersive Educational Anatomy Exhibits
Immersive Educational Anatomy Exhibits
The University of BC is Responsible for This Giant Colon
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96
Philanthropic Crisis Infographics
Philanthropic Crisis Infographics
This Social Work Infographic Offers a Detailed History
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95
World-Uniting Internet Objectives
World-Uniting Internet Objectives
Internet.org and Facebook Want to Make the Internet Worldwide
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94
Environment-Focused Design Apps
Environment-Focused Design Apps
The 'Making' App Analyzes Your Material's Environmental Impact
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93
Parent-Assisting Technology Guides
Parent-Assisting Technology Guides
Quib.ly is a Q&A Site Updates Parents on Emerging Technologies
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92
Eco Glass Recycling Graphics
Eco Glass Recycling Graphics
This Infographic Shows the Benefits of Recycling Glass Containers
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91
Encouraging Toy Soaps
Encouraging Toy Soaps
This Cleverly Created Toy Soap Will Help Children Want to Wash Their Hands
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90
Uplifting Impoverished Photography
Uplifting Impoverished Photography
Photographer Steve McCurry Captures Homes Worldwide
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89
Social Media Warning Infographics
Social Media Warning Infographics
This Image Shares What You Need to Know About Facebook Privacy
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88
Celeb Grammar Cops
Celeb Grammar Cops
Red Balloon Helps School Children Correct Errors in Celebrity Tweets
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87
Foldable Mental Illness Posters
Foldable Mental Illness Posters
Andrew Lu's Monamine Hypothesis Isolates Different Disorders
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86
Determining Career Path Charts
Determining Career Path Charts
This 'Before Choosing a College or Career' Guide is Insightful
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85
Bird-Infested Organ Ads
Bird-Infested Organ Ads
A Campaign Against Histoplasmosis has Birds Nesting on Organ Branches
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84
Autism Assisting Robots
Autism Assisting Robots
The NAO Robot Helps to Teach Children with Autism
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83
Exploratory Infographic Charts
Exploratory Infographic Charts
This Infographic Explores Various Kinds of Info Charts
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82
Educational Eyewear Infographics
Educational Eyewear Infographics
This Chart Points Out 30 Uses for Google Glass in the Classroom
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81
Childhood Autism Simulators
Childhood Autism Simulators
'Auti-Sim' Shows Users the World Through the Eyes of Hypersensitivity
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80
Suave Dating Tip Infographics
Suave Dating Tip Infographics
GroomU Gives Essential Advice on Dating for Gentlemen
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79
Playful War Scenario Captures
Playful War Scenario Captures
Artist Slinkachu Gives a Voice to Helpless Children
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78
Crime-Preventing Design Tactics
Crime-Preventing Design Tactics
Design Out Crime is a Project Created to Promote Anti-Crime Design
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77
Atrocious Illiteracy Infographics
Atrocious Illiteracy Infographics
The Reasons & Consequences of America's Illiteracy
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76
Provocative Violated Mannequins
Provocative Violated Mannequins
Vivienne Westwood’s Fashion Mannequins Tackle Domestic Abuse
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75
Zombie Survival Colleges
Zombie Survival Colleges
Get the Right Apocalypse Training at the University of California
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74
Edible Sashimi Stickers
Edible Sashimi Stickers
These Edible QR Codes for Sushi are Ethical and Fun
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73
Festive Ugandan Charity Ornaments
Festive Ugandan Charity Ornaments
Children of Hope Uganda Supports Over 600 Children
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72
Auto Upkeep Recommendation Charts
Auto Upkeep Recommendation Charts
This Infographic Details the Importance of Car Maintenance
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71
Educational Confession Blogs
Educational Confession Blogs
The Korean Students Speak Tumblr is an Outlet for Self-Expression
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70
Excessive Texting Infographics
Excessive Texting Infographics
The Chart Discusses Negative Affects of Techspeak for Youth
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69
Terrifying Online Tracking Infographics
Terrifying Online Tracking Infographics
This Chart Reminds Us That All Online Activity is Tracked
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68
Depression Awareness Campaigns
Depression Awareness Campaigns
GLAMOUR's 'Hey It's OK' Campaign Raises Awareness About Depression
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67
Inspirational Myth-Breaking Comics
Inspirational Myth-Breaking Comics
'Something Terrible by Dean Trippe is a Powerful Story
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66
Alarming Temperature Visualizations
Alarming Temperature Visualizations
This Chilling NASA Clip Shows 130 Years of Climate Change
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65
Photoshoot-Focused Driving Campaigns
Photoshoot-Focused Driving Campaigns
Vogue and Toyota's 'Arrive in Style' Lets Teens Steer
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64
Trolling Psychology Infographics
Trolling Psychology Infographics
Explore Internet Psychology with this Eye-Opening Infographic
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63
Dee Poku, Founder of the WIE Network (INTERVIEW)
Dee Poku, Founder of the WIE Network (INTERVIEW)
Women, Inspiration & Enterprise
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62
Playful Programmable Bots
Playful Programmable Bots
Play-i Robots Merge Toys and Technology for Invaluable Means of Learning
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61
Visionary Floating Schools
Visionary Floating Schools
Kunle Adeyemi is Building Floating School in a Water-Logged Slum
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60
Cautionary Identity Theft Charts
Cautionary Identity Theft Charts
This Infographic Has Great Advice on How to Avoid Getting Hacked
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59
Urine Color Awareness Charts
Urine Color Awareness Charts
The Know Your Pee Guide by Raj Kamal Will Diagnose Your Urine Health
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58
Teen Bullying Awareness Tees
Teen Bullying Awareness Tees
Bluenotes Unveils its 2013 Limited Edition Tee for Kids Help Phone
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57
Mail-Able Book Barters
Mail-Able Book Barters
Mailbooks for Good Encourages People to Share Their Old Books
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56
Disorder-Awareness Depictions
Disorder-Awareness Depictions
Daniel Stolle’s Images Attempt to Bring Depression Awareness
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55
Female Space-Encroaching Photos
Female Space-Encroaching Photos
This Tumblr Page Shines a Spotlight on Men Taking Up Space
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54
Kid-Friendly Crowdfunding Platforms
Kid-Friendly Crowdfunding Platforms
'Piggybackr' Teaches Youth the Power of Crowdfunding
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53
Insect-Accommodating Abodes
Insect-Accommodating Abodes
The University at Buffalo's Skyscraper for Bees is a Towering Hive
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52
Crowdsourced Homework Help Apps
Crowdsourced Homework Help Apps
Slader Makes Doing Homework Easier With a Little Help From Friends
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51
Complementive Food Charts
Complementive Food Charts
Wine Folly Provides Us with This Handy Wine Pairing Chart
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50
Digital Subway Libraries
Digital Subway Libraries
New York Commuters Tap into the Digital Subway Library for Free Reads
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49
Disturbing Animal Photographs
Disturbing Animal Photographs
Perttu Saksa Brings Our Attention to Street-Performing Monkeys
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48
Animal-Saving Sewing Kits
Animal-Saving Sewing Kits
Mirim Seo’s Saving Endangered Wildlife Sewing Kit is Educational
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47
Dangerous Drinking Practices
Dangerous Drinking Practices
This Infographic Looks at the Health Effects of Binge Drinking
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46
Red Meat Infographics
Red Meat Infographics
This Chart Breaks Down Everything You Need to Know About Beef
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45
Workplace Enhancement Guides
Workplace Enhancement Guides
This Infographic by Nowsourcing Ecourages a Better Corporate Culture
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44
Fecal Smoking Campaigns
Fecal Smoking Campaigns
The Ugly Truth Campaign Connects Pet Feces to Smoking
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43
Arts Degree Infographics
Arts Degree Infographics
This Chart Exhibits Positive Views on Liberal Arts Degree Career Paths
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42
Deceptive Corner-Bending Ads
Deceptive Corner-Bending Ads
AMMAR's 'Corner' Campaign Changes Perceptions About Prostitutes
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41
Mean Girls-Inspired Campaigns
Mean Girls-Inspired Campaigns
You Can Share Breast Cancer Awareness by Wearing This Shirt
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40
Allusive Magazine Advertising
Allusive Magazine Advertising
The Economist Hot Potato Truck Offers Food for Thought
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39
Alcoholic Academic-Wear
Alcoholic Academic-Wear
This Graduation Cap Flask Incorporates a Bladder for Your Choice Beverage
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38
Anatomical Accident Ads
Anatomical Accident Ads
Driving Awareness Spain's Print Ads Have Microscopic Cars Crashing Fatally
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37
Worldwide Weight Group Graphs
Worldwide Weight Group Graphs
Visually's BMI Chart Calculator Compares Weights Across the World
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36
Innovative Intuitive Projectors
Innovative Intuitive Projectors
Optoma ML Transfers Presentations Without Additional Tech Support
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35
African-Inspired Laptop Cases
African-Inspired Laptop Cases
The ‘Mwanzo’ Burlap Laptop Case Promotes Locally Produce
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34
Obesity Opposing Soda Ads
Obesity Opposing Soda Ads
This Coca-Cola Obesity Ad Outlines Its Health Conscious Adjustments
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33
Social Flatulence Health Ads
Social Flatulence Health Ads
This Canadian Anti-Smoking Ad Points Out Hypocrisy in Social Smoking
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32
Subscription Science Experiment Services
Subscription Science Experiment Services
The 'genius.box' Service Delivers Monthly Experiments
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31
Anti-Internet Assault Activism
Anti-Internet Assault Activism
This Cyber Bullying Campaign Illustrates the Problem Literally
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30
Cancer Awareness Infographics
Cancer Awareness Infographics
The 'Know Your Nuts' Infographic is a FAQ for Testicular Cancer
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29
Alphabetic Superhero Charts
Alphabetic Superhero Charts
This Phonetic Alphabet by weelittlestiches Uses the Help of Superheros
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28
Cloaked Hearing Test Campaigns
Cloaked Hearing Test Campaigns
This Fake Eye Exam is Actually a Hearing Test in Disguise
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27
Crafty Anatomy Collages
Crafty Anatomy Collages
The Anatomy Box Cleverly Explains the Human Body to Kids
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26
Anti-Homophobic Language Campaigns
Anti-Homophobic Language Campaigns
Stonewall UK Are Targeting Schools with its New Campaign
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25
Toxic Food-Revealing Infographics
Toxic Food-Revealing Infographics
The 'Farm to Fork' Infographic Shows How Poison Gets in Our Food
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24
Heroic Perspective-Shifted Photography
Heroic Perspective-Shifted Photography
M.A.F.I.A. Explores What a Poor Batman Would Look Like
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23
Extremely Confined Abode Portraits
Extremely Confined Abode Portraits
These Cramped Apartments Were Taken to Expose a Housing Crisis
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22
Beneficiary Reading Stats
Beneficiary Reading Stats
This CBC Books Infographic Displays the Many Benefits of Reading
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21
Stereotype-Breaking Social Media Accounts
Stereotype-Breaking Social Media Accounts
The Everyday Africa Instagram is Educational and Honest
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20
Literal Typefaced Advertising
Literal Typefaced Advertising
The SVA Take it On Campaign Employs an In-Your-Face Visual Strategy
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19
Book-Filled Benches
Book-Filled Benches
The Little Free Library Offers Free Libraries on the Streets
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18
Successful Behavioral Charts
Successful Behavioral Charts
RODA Marketing's Success Infographic Displays Winning Behaviors
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17
Perfecting Resume Guides
Perfecting Resume Guides
This Infographic Gives Great Tips for Crafting the Perfect Resume
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16
Obscure Neck Fashion Tutorials
Obscure Neck Fashion Tutorials
Alex Krasny Teaches the World Interesting Tie Knot Styles
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15
Scientific Superhero Courses
Scientific Superhero Courses
The Science of Batman is Now Being Taught at University of Victoria
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14
Self-Conscious Billboard Ads
Self-Conscious Billboard Ads
The Dove 'Girl Outdoor' Ad Has a Girl Hiding Using the Ad Itself
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13
Feline-Inspired Buildings
Feline-Inspired Buildings
The 'Wolfartsweier' Kindergarten Offers Distinct Animal Architecture
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12
Rockstar Coloring Books
Rockstar Coloring Books
This Heavy Metal Activity Book Lets You Rock Out While Coloring
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11
Preschooler Programming Toys
Preschooler Programming Toys
The Primo Play Set Teaches Coding Before Reading
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10
Corrupted Child Awareness Ads
Corrupted Child Awareness Ads
Unicef Portrays that a Child Who Learns is an Adult Who Teaches
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9
Inflatable Concert Halls
Inflatable Concert Halls
The Arc Nova is a Mobile Inflatable Venue Which Will be Used for Music
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8
Packaged Ocean Trash Campaigns
Packaged Ocean Trash Campaigns
The 'Catch of the Day' Campaign Displays Debris Like Food
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7
Viral Tattoo Activism
Viral Tattoo Activism
Kelly Davidson's Chest Tattoo Makes the Fight Against Breast Cancer Go Viral
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6
Extreme Insect Close-Ups
Extreme Insect Close-Ups
Explore the Beauty of Insects with Colin Hutton's Macro Bug Photography
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5
Petite Pop-up Libraries
Petite Pop-up Libraries
This Tiny Reading Station is Only Big Enough for One
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4
Heroic-Inspired Educational Charts
Heroic-Inspired Educational Charts
Kaycie D Transforms the Periodic Table of Elements into Heroes
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3
Gender-Switched Pregnancy Ads
Gender-Switched Pregnancy Ads
Thses Ads for the City of Chicago Show Impregnated Teenage Boys
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2
City-Based Survival Kits
City-Based Survival Kits
Ryan Romanes' 'Urban Survival Kit' Teaches Kids How to Live in a City
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1
Endangered Sugar Skull Animals
Endangered Sugar Skull Animals
These Endangered Species are Designed Like Day of the Dead Skulls
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