Michael Hutchison

Support Inquiry-Based Learning in the Classroom with Digital Activities

March 19, 2019 By Michael Hutchison

There is a lot of information out there about inquiry-based learning: what it is, how effective it is, and so on.  However, a question that many have is, “how can inquiry-based learning be used with digital activities?”  Let’s look at some examples of how to combine inquiry-based and digital learning.

How to Use Video Effectively in Your Social Studies K-12 Curriculum

February 9, 2018 By Michael Hutchison

Film Day! When I was in grade school and high school, “film day” was always great. 

Moving to A Digital Curriculum: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

January 9, 2018 By Michael Hutchison

The journey to digital can feel like a long spaghetti western film at times, but it’s worth it. 

7 Tips for Tackling Controversial Topics in Social Studies

January 4, 2018 By Michael Hutchison

A few years ago, I got caught up in a controversy that changed the way I teach. 

8 Steps to Transition to a Digital Curriculum for Social Studies

December 21, 2017 By Michael Hutchison

How to ditch the textbook and go with a non-traditional curriculum for social studies.