App Makes Finding Appropriate, Applicable TV and Movie Clips for Lesson Content a Breeze
The first time I met Alexander Deeb, co-founder of ClassHook, he had generously agreed to be part of our staff development workshop introducing technology tools to teachers. Being a middle school English, History and Video teacher, I often times need to pull media examples for my classes to clearly illustrate my teaching points. I perused through ClassHook and immediately starting looking for resources. I found it to be easy to use since it features a number of different ways to search for content. You can search by grade level, subject, and clip length. The video segments are entertaining and educational. They scan the clips for profanity and have experienced teachers vetting the video segments.
Here is a screen shot of a clip selected under the topic of American History. You can see that it is easy to create playlists and add bookmarks. In addition, it has a space for teachers to write discussion questions that help deepen the level of thinking and link to the Common Core Standards.
As teachers we can spend hours finding these resources and ClassHook cuts that time down, in order to give teachers more time to be effective at their jobs. Recently, I was able to find a clip from “That 70's Show” to get students thinking about figurative language. This is still in beta so in time I look forward to a larger database for more video options. I suggest you give it a try, after all, it is free!