Teacher Review for Famous Paintings

Famous Paintings frames European Art History in broad, simple strokes

Chris C.
Classroom teacher
Concordia International School Shanghai
Pudong, 31
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Practice
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I plan to offer the app as a possible choice to my students who have an Android device, and who wish to brush up on their knowledge of European art, but that is about it.
My Take
Overview Famous Paintings is an app for Androids (Google Play), but the Apple equivalent is for-cost, and not the same (iTunes App Store). I will review the Android app which allows users to examine 100 of Europe’s most famous ... well, you guessed it … paintings, on Android-capable handheld devices. Concerns As a fun exercise in preparation for a trip to the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, or the Uffizi, this app is a fine choice. Given the subject matter, the materials presented are beautiful, and the mobility of the handheld device allows for viewing at one’s convenience. That being said, academic applications are limited. Sample Uses The two practical academic uses that I see for this app is for Art History class review and as a fun review/break for AP European History exams preparation. Do I plan to use it? I plan to offer the app as a possible choice to my students who have an Android device, and who wish to brush up on their knowledge of European art, but that is about it. Commitment and Learning Curve Low. Download, play, easy. Best for ES MS or HS? MS & HS for review purposes. Cost: Free! For the iTunes equivalent, though not the same product, $0.99 (iTunes)