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Megan Mead

Megan Mead is an education advocate and blog contributor at Getting Smart. Follow her on Twitter @MegMarMe.

Imaging the Future: How Innovative School Districts Are Looking Ahead

As technology advances quickly, the opportunities (and implications) for teaching and learning in traditional school districts will continue to evolve. A recent district partnership encouraged us to take a look into the not so near future to paint a picture of possible futures.

8 Tips for Helping Students Identify and Solve Big Problems

As educators seeking to create meaningful experiences for our students, we must find ways to ask the right questions and provide kids the space to come up with their own problems. Here are 8 tips to help you get started.

Best of 2016 STEM Gifts for Kids: Preschool Through Elementary

This holiday season is the perfect chance to treat the little ones you love to something that will encourage exploration, critical thinking & problem solving. Here, we've compiled a list of great STEM gifts for kids ranging in age from preschool to elementary school.

Cool Schools: 3 High School Options in Tacoma

We recently visited three innovative high schools in the Tacoma Public School District that provide the area's 28,000 students opportunities to explore passions and connect to the community in deeper ways than you see at most high schools.

Middle Grade Math: Comprehensive and Open

When it comes to open content in the math classroom, it can be challenging for teachers to piece together the resources they need to best support their students. Open Up Resources is hoping to change that.

Getting Smart Podcast | Cultivating Young Mathematicians

In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, I chat with David Woods of Dreambox Learning to better understand how technology and blended learning can be leveraged to cultivate young mathematicians.

Getting Prepared For Middle School: 7 Things Soon-to-Be Middle Schoolers Should Know

Inspired by a conversation I overheard between a grandfather and his pre-middle school grandson, here are 7 things I think soon-to-be middle schoolers should know before school starts.