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On the Hook to Engage Students? Find ClassHook’s Video Resources from Kiddom’s K-12 Library

On the Hook to Engage Students? Find ClassHook’s Video Resources from Kiddom’s K-12 Library

Even the most animated teachers know what it’s like to stand before a room full of glazed-over stares and drooping eyelids. Student engagement is often the toughest part of the job, and many educators struggle to “hook” their students and reel them into academic content.

The good news is, you don’t have to do backflips or pepper your lesson plans with the latest slang (you really, really don’t) to get your students interested, inspired, and ready to learn. ClassHook provides you with a simple way to hit refresh on your lessons. Here are three ways to engage your classroom using ClassHook and Kiddom:

 

Tip 1: Use ClassHook to bring a bit of interest, humor, and retention into the classroom

ClassHook is a full library of short film clips pulled from popular media that can be used to pique interest and make students feel more connected to the academic content. Let Bart Simpson explain the properties of metal. The Animaniacs remind students to carry their 1’s. Shrek schools them on literary tropes. How’s that for a mnemonic device!

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Tip 2: Use a ClassHook video as a high-level primer for a new topic

Film is a familiar medium for young people, and leveraging media literacy is a powerful way to help students understand complex ideas. Use ClassHook to introduce or reinforce academic concepts. While students won’t receive all of the pertinent information just from watching these clips, it can be the spoonful of sugar needed to move through a lesson with ease. Each ClassHook clip is tagged by grade level, subject, and topic so it’s easy to find appropriate content to fortify any lesson.

Tip 3: Make homework more approachable

At the end of a class, use Kiddom to drag and drop a ClassHook video resource from Planner into student assignments for students to watch later at home. This kind of homework can can be quite helpful for retaining a lesson, and might be more approachable to those students who already have plenty of reading materials to study. This tip might be especially useful for teachers trying to keep students engaged over a break or a long weekend.

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Kiddom integrates the most helpful teaching tools in one place so you can plan individualized lessons, assign curriculum, grade, and do your reporting all in one place. Along with our new Classhook integration, you can build your Kiddom lesson plans upon various other tools like CK-12, Newsela, LearnZillion, Quill, RocketLit, IXL Learning, and more!

 

 

Ready to start planning with ClassHook resourcesKiddom is free for classroom teachers!

 


By: Eboni Hogan, Content Specialist

 

Captivate Your Classroom With These High School Playlists

Captivate Your Classroom With These High School Playlists

Explore each playlist by subject, or access the entire collection.

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Social Studies: The Problem With Prosperity
Our world is more interconnected than ever before but globalization has vast economic, political and social repercussions.

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Science: Darwinning 
In our planetary thunder-dome, it’s survival of the fittest. Thanks to the tireless work of Charles Darwin, evolution isn’t just a theory anymore.

 

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Math: Survey Says…
When applied responsibly, data collection can uncover many truths. See how statistical studies shape our world.

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English: What’s Your Point?
An author’s purpose isn’t always so clearly defined but with a little investigating, we can unearth their motives.

 

 


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By: Eboni Hogan, Content Specialist

 

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Scrambling For Curriculum After Memorial Day Weekend?

Scrambling For Curriculum After Memorial Day Weekend?

Check out these newly curated resources for grades 6–8. Explore each playlist by subject, or access the entire collection.

Social Studies: Outbreak!

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Welcome to the dark side of the Silk Road. Examine how interregional interactions led to the spread of the Black Death.

Science: A Lap Around the Gene Pool

 

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Your genes hold the code to everything from eye color to tongue rolling. Explore the laws of genetics and the factors that influence our traits.

Math: Another Dimension

 

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Time to steamroll some shapes! This playlist explains how to create nets for 3D shapes then use them to calculate surface area.

English: Smooth Transitions

 

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If your students struggle with constructing essays or narratives that flow effortlessly, show them how to use transitional words and phrases.

Did you find these resources useful? Let us know!

 

 


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By: Eboni Hogan, Content Specialist

 

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Instructional Playlists to Shake Things Up

Instructional Playlists to Shake Things Up

Explore each playlist by subject, or access the entire collection.

Social Studies: Breaking the Border

 

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This playlist provides a comprehensive look at a long history of border disputes and immigration policies, while also illustrating the harrowing journey that undocumented migrants undergo in reimagining the American Dream.

Science: Quake Solutions

 

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Shake things up with this playlist that explores why buildings collapse during earthquakes and how earth science and engineering is converging to construct quake-proof structures.

Math: Turning Tables

 

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Time to turn the tables on the metric system. These resources will help students learn how to create their own conversion tables for metric units of measure.

English: Word Sleuths

 

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Turn your students into literary detectives as they discover strategies for deciphering words that they don’t know using context clues .

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By: Eboni Hogan, Content Specialist

 

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Curated Teaching Resources for K-2 Classrooms

Curated Teaching Resources for K-2 Classrooms

Like any good playlist, this one has been carefully arranged, with your needs in mind. Check out each playlist by subject or click here to access the full collection.

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SCIENCE: It’s Alive! (Or Is It?)

Our world is comprised of both living and non-living things. In this ​playlist, students learn how to tell the difference.

 

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ENGLISH: Pluralize It

Showcase the magic of the letter S as students transform singular nouns to plurals.

 

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MATH: Shape Shifting

Once students have mastered basic shapes, take things to the next level with these engaging resources that explore composite shapes.

 

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SOCIAL STUDIES: Make It Or Take It

Using these resources, your students will become familiar with basic economic concepts. focusing on the interdependent relationship between producers and consumers.

 

 


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By: Eboni Hogan, Content Specialist

 

P.S. Want more resources? Sign up for Kiddom and receive monthly curated content just for your grade level.

P.P.S. Want to dive right in? Click here to access a demo class!

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