Capture Thought was created because I wanted a simple method to extend the one-on-one learning environment beyond the classroom. Capture Thought enables my students to demonstrate their mastery of a concept with a tool that many of them already have and are proficient using. This allows me to give personalized and timely feedback to foster their learning.
Inventor & Math Teacher
California League of High Schools Region 1
Educator of the Year 2011-2012
When a student is doing homework or classwork, they can detach and unfold Capture Thought allowing them to place their phone on top pointing the phone’s camera down to an attached white board or specially formatted paper.
From there, students can either record themselves doing a problem to keep in a personal library for recall and review or submit the video to their teacher as a homework assignment to receive feedback. Students can also use it to have a live video chat with a tutor or friend to get assistance.
Research shows that by having students record themselves as they work and talk their way through a problem, they are activating deeper levels of understanding which will allow them to retain and truly master the content.
Capture Thought® is an essential tool for teaching and learning because it provides a platform for students to actually show what they know at a moment’s notice using what they already carry around in their back pack: a phone and a 3-ring binder.
Imagine having a personal library of a years’ worth of your own videos showcasing your ability and progress; this is what Capture Thought does!
A student using their smartphone to explain a homework problem to submit for feedback.
Students don't need anything extra to charge, just use what you already have: your phone and a 3-Ring Binder. Capture Thought is attached using strong magnets.
Capture Thought comes with a custom white board and dry erase pen. The white board has two sides, one is blank and one has a grid.
Capture Thought sets up in seconds. Once you are ready to use it, simply put your phone to video mode and rotate your screen 180 degrees. Place your phone on top with the camera facing the white board and hit record!
Capture Thought is designed to view the entire white board and formatted to fit your screen.
As you write, your phone simply records what you say and do. This is a great way to deepen your levels of understanding and have a detailed record of your own way of explaining something.
When finished, share your work with teachers for feedback or save it for later in the year when you need to remember how you did that one problem.