The story of Capture Thought begins with a desire to give my students a more authentic way to demonstrate their knowledge. Frustrated by grading papers every weekend and not being able to see my students explain their thinking, I knew there had to be a better way for them to communicate their understanding beyond just showing work on a sheet of paper. Knowing that most students have a smartphone and are already comfortable using it, I build a prototype in my garage of a simple stand that holds a smartphone at exactly the right height to record a student's work. Eventually I saved enough to purchase a 3D printer and printed a class set for my Calculus students.
Capture Thought allows for authentic assessment to happen because it uses any smartphone to record student thinking and the included whiteboard makes video creation fun and easy. It's lightweight, folds flat, and quickly fits inside any standard 3-ring binder. Now students always have a way to turn in short videos of their understanding and share those videos with others creating a community of learning. Capture Thought has improved my ability to help students master the material, makes grading more meaningful, and has increased student engagement and it can for you too.
Capture Thought is designed to support a smartphone up to 12 oz. This full bottle of Kombucha weighs 23.5oz
Capture Thought comes with a whiteboard.
Capture Thought is designed for portability, it's just .75in when folded.
Capture Thought weighs just over 16 oz, so you won't even notice it in your 3-ring binder...just like in this picture.