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Top 20 Education Ideas in October

From Modular Refuse Robots to Educational Menstrual Cycle Games

— October 29, 2016 — Social Good
As the October 2016 education trends reveal, there are many different ways that children are learning new skills and foundational knowledge.

One of the most popular ways that children are learning new concepts is via STEM-oriented toys. These toys helps children as young as toddlers learn concepts such as programming and coding to help them foster the skills needed for future careers in STEM fields. Some of these toys include VR puzzle boxes, hackable toy kits and modular refuse robots.

Beyond toys, the October 2016 education trends also highlight a number of other innovative skill-teaching tools. For instance, a board game called The Period Game is being used as a fun and interactive tool to teach kids about the menstrual cycle. Another example is a project launched by Vince Staples and the denim brand Levis to teach people how to write and mix their own songs.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Rapper-Developed Educational Programs
Rapper-Developed Educational Programs
Vince Staples Joined with Levi's for the 'Music Project'
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29
Interactive Code-Teaching Apps
Interactive Code-Teaching Apps
The Apple Swift Playground App for iPad Expands User Capabilities
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28
Eco Lifestyle Campus Clubs
Eco Lifestyle Campus Clubs
The College of New Jersey Environmental Club is Education-Focused
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27
Comprehensive Campus Safety Apps
Comprehensive Campus Safety Apps
This App Helps University Students Access Security Services
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26
Literacy-Promoting Shopping Events
Literacy-Promoting Shopping Events
This International Literacy Day Event Supports a Good Cause
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25
Customizable School Apps
Customizable School Apps
The Ouachita Parish System App Connects Students, Parents and Teachers
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24
Children's Language Tools
Children's Language Tools
This Toy Was Designed to Encourage Children to Read and Write
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23
Online Voting Aids
Online Voting Aids
'Voteplz' is a Website That Makes Voting in the US Easy
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22
Litigious VR Experiences
Litigious VR Experiences
The University of Westminster is Using VR to Teach Cases to Law Students
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21
Interactive Math Apps
Interactive Math Apps
The 'Go Math! Go' App Improves Math Learning Through Positive Encouragement
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20
Plagiarism Checking Apps
Plagiarism Checking Apps
The Turnitin Tablet App Helps Teachers Identify Cheaters
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19
Children's Environmentalist Manuals
Children's Environmentalist Manuals
Home Grown Books' Environmental Pack is an Eco Book Set
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18
Preventative Assault Campaigns
Preventative Assault Campaigns
The Emma Watson HeForShe Campaign is Now Focusing on Universities
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17
Kingpin Series Language Lessons
Kingpin Series Language Lessons
Babbel's 'Speak Spanish Like El Patron' Teaches with 'Narcos'
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16
Prison Education Tablets
Prison Education Tablets
Edovo Uses Specially Designed Tablets to Educate the Incarcerated
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15
Hybrid Aerospace Toys
Hybrid Aerospace Toys
This Rocket Builder Toy Comes to Life in Mickey's Magical Math World App
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14
Anti-Extremism Search Algorithms
Anti-Extremism Search Algorithms
Jigsaw's 'Redirect Method' Dissuades Potential ISIS Recruits
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13
Female-Focused Tech Competitions
Female-Focused Tech Competitions
The 'Built By Girls' Challenge Helps Teens Explore Their Ideas
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12
On-Demand Tutor Apps
On-Demand Tutor Apps
The GooRoo App Helps Students Access Rapid Academic Mentoring
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11
Bubble Experiment Kits
Bubble Experiment Kits
Wonder Forge's Science Kit for Kids is a Finding Dory-Themed STEM Toy
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10
Robotics-Teaching Toy Cars
Robotics-Teaching Toy Cars
The 'Blinkgogo' Robotics Kit Incorporates STEM Education Fundamentals
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9
Crystal Growing Kits
Crystal Growing Kits
The Lightsaber Crystal Growing Lab Allows Kids to Create Real Crystals
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8
VR Puzzle Kits
VR Puzzle Kits
Seedling's DIY Maze Kit Lets Kids Design Their Very Own Puzzle
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7
Hackable Toy Kits
Hackable Toy Kits
The Fuze Play 'Zubi Flyer' Lets Kids Build, Hack and Play
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6
Mind-Controlled Hologram Toys
Mind-Controlled Hologram Toys
The Force Trainer II Lets Kids Re-Enact Famous Jedi Challenges
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5
Educational Cryptography Games
Educational Cryptography Games
PocketBlock Teaches Adolescents About the Details of Cryptography
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4
Superhero Science Kits
Superhero Science Kits
The Spider-Man Web Creator Lab Lets Kids Create Their Own Spider Webs
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3
App-Copying Code Platforms
App-Copying Code Platforms
Cloneable is an App Development Platform That Teaches You How to Code
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2
Modular Refuse Robots
Modular Refuse Robots
The 'Junkbot' DIY Robot Kit Turns Household Objects into Robotics
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1
Educational Menstrual Cycle Games
Educational Menstrual Cycle Games
This Board Game Shifts Tween Perspectives on Periods
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