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Top 35 Educational Innovations in October

From STEM Toys to Pollution-Detecting Sweaters

— October 27, 2018 — Social Good
These October 2018 educational trends cover everything from children's toys that are meant to provide learning opportunities, to university-led initiatives that were created to make a difference. Also included are educational resources for millennial consumers who are looking to better manage their finances, and others that guide those who are new to cyptocurrencies through different processes. Overall, these trends highlight innovation in the educational sphere, whether that means raising awareness by informing consumers of specific issues, or actually teaching them new skills.

One example that's featured is the RangerBot, which was developed by a team of scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia to monitor coral reefs. The RangerBot works by using an innovative vision system that allows it to safely navigate the ocean using a number of smart sensors. In addition to helping the RangerBot navigate its surroundings, these senors can pick up pollution, bleach, and pest levels that affect the environment.
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Simplified College Payments
Simplified College Payments
ACI and N2N are Making Student Bill Payments Easier
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34
Self-Navigating Robots
Self-Navigating Robots
JackRabbot 2 Understands Human Etiquette When Navigating a Busy Campus
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33
Tailored Student Payment Platforms
Tailored Student Payment Platforms
QPay Understands How Students Shop and Spend
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32
Educational Cryptocurrency Art Exhibits
Educational Cryptocurrency Art Exhibits
A CryptoKitties Exhibit Will be Featured in a Museum
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31
Content Immersion Language Platforms
Content Immersion Language Platforms
'Flowlingo' Helps You Learn a Language More Organically
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30
All-in-One Job Hunter Platforms
All-in-One Job Hunter Platforms
The 'Acquire' Platform Finds New Graduates the Best Opportunities
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29
Online Financial Education Courses
Online Financial Education Courses
Community Spirit Bank Educates Students Through Money$mart
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28
Cryptocurrency Starter Kits
Cryptocurrency Starter Kits
Coinbase is Now Offering Crypto Bundles to Help Budding Crypto Users
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27
Millenial Financial Planning Apps
Millenial Financial Planning Apps
Mint is a Financial Management App with Custom Advice
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26
Mobile Science-Themed RVs
Mobile Science-Themed RVs
Purple Me Green Offers STEM Toys and Educational Classes
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25
Bizarre AI-Created Burger Ads
Bizarre AI-Created Burger Ads
Burger King's AI Ads are Bizarre and Memorable
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24
Accessible Learning Robots
Accessible Learning Robots
The AV-1 Robot Helps Sick Children Keep Up With Schoolwork
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23
Modular Mixed Reality Headsets
Modular Mixed Reality Headsets
The 'OJO 500' Headset Was Designed With Sharing In Mind
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22
Low-Cost DIY Robot Kits
Low-Cost DIY Robot Kits
The UBTECH JIMU Robot BuilderBots Series: Overdrive Kit is Interactive
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21
Scientific Gin Libraries
Scientific Gin Libraries
A Scottish Botanical Library Aims to Aid an Expanding Gin Industry
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20
Student ID Contactless Payments
Student ID Contactless Payments
Blackboard's NFC Contactless Payments Work with Student IDs
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19
Stabilizing Toddler Shoes
Stabilizing Toddler Shoes
Hush Puppies' Paw-Flex Technology Supports Young Ones Learning to Walk
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18
AI-Based Navigation Tools
AI-Based Navigation Tools
AiServe is Aiming to Help the Visually Impaired With AI-Powered Gadgets
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17
Textile-Based Exosuits
Textile-Based Exosuits
Researchers at Harvard Developed a Multi-Joint Robotic Exosuit
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16
Screenless STEM Toys
Screenless STEM Toys
Robotix's Taco Playbits is a Tangible Toy That Teaches Coding to Kids
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15
Disney Princess Baking Sets
Disney Princess Baking Sets
Disney Eats is Now Selling an Adorable Princess-Themed Baking Set
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14
Cooling Reflective Paints
Cooling Reflective Paints
Researchers Have Developed a Cooling Reflective Polymer
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13
Secure Party Tumblers
Secure Party Tumblers
The Spill-Proof SWIGSAFE Tumbler Supports Safe Drinking Experiences
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12
Preppy Collegiate Menswear
Preppy Collegiate Menswear
The Drake's Fall/Winter 2018 Capsule Boasts Preppy Style Sensibilities
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11
Reef-Monitoring Underwater Drones
Reef-Monitoring Underwater Drones
The 'RangerBot' Can Assess Problems In Coral Reefs
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10
Organic Small-Batch Skincare Products
Organic Small-Batch Skincare Products
One Love Organics Puts Emphasis on Self-Care and Well-Being
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9
Educational Changemaker Kits
Educational Changemaker Kits
littleBits' Inventor Kits Inspire Kids to Change the World with STEM
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8
Clean Label Quinoa Snacks
Clean Label Quinoa Snacks
The Safe + Fair Food Company's Popcorn Quinoa Chips Boast Three Flavors
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7
Practical Programming Kits
Practical Programming Kits
Makeblock's Neuron Explorer Kit Teaches Apple's Programming Language
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6
Energy-Harvesting Compact Wind Turbines
Energy-Harvesting Compact Wind Turbines
Lancaster University Students' Design is City-Friendly
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5
Modular Elastic Furniture
Modular Elastic Furniture
Bram Kerkhofs' 'Coil Piece' is a Shelf and a Open Cabinet
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4
Apocalyptic Pollution-Detecting Sweaters
Apocalyptic Pollution-Detecting Sweaters
Eva Sonneveld Boasts a Chic Air Pollution Detector
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3
Commercial 3D-Printed Housing Projects
Commercial 3D-Printed Housing Projects
'Project Milestone' Will Be Available Through Vesteda
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2
AI Facial Cleansers
AI Facial Cleansers
FOREO's AI-Enabled Beauty Coach Offers a Personalized Approach to Skincare
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1
Whimsical Family-Run Kid Shops
Whimsical Family-Run Kid Shops
Treehouse Offers Eclectic Collections and Creative Spaces for Kids
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