Check out Leah S., a graduate student in the process of getting her teaching credential using only her cell phone along with Capture Thought to make an engaging lesson which she can assign to her students.
As teachers, we are always interested in what our students know and what they think they know. Use Capture Thought as one of your weekly station rotations in you classroom to be sure they are learning and processing exactly what you are teaching. Have students record a short 1 or 2 minute video of the weeks important topics and then let them vote on the best video!
Connect your phone to your classroom projector and you have an instant document camera to use anywhere in the room.
Teachers interested in flipping their classroom now have a quick and easy way to create and deliver their own content. Are there amazing videos on the internet? Yes absolutely. However, if the content comes from you it creates a consistent learning experience for your students and allows you to connect with them both in and out of the classroom.
As a teacher, keep Capture Thought on your desk. When a student comes up and asks for help, have them take out their phone and use Capture Thought to explain the problem. Now, they have a record of you showing them how to solve the problem right on their phone!
Instead of having every student do problems 1-20, why not assign each student one problem they need to record and submit for homework? Tell them to do as many practice problems as they need, but only submit one video. Now you have a collection of every problem in the problem set worked out by your entire class.
Let students use Capture Thought to record themselves explaining why they missed a problem on an exam. This allows the teacher to fully gauge whether or not a student really understands and has learned from their mistakes.
Have students send their explanation of a problem or concept to another student in the class for homework. Then, the next day in class have the students give each other feedback on how well they explained the problem or concept. This is a great opportunity for discussion in the classroom.