Teacher Review For Paper by FiftyThree

Artistic creation app I use to help connect students to academic content.

Mark R.
Classroom teacher
San Diego County Office Of Education
San Diego, CA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Basically any time I have students drawing or producing artistic representations of any sort of academic matter, I like to offer Paper by 53 as an option. One of the main reasons that this tool is so effective in this area is that it doesn't take a bunch of artistic talent to create something that looks pretty cool using this app. Students who aren't super artistic can create a minor masterpiece and the really artistic ones can create works of art.
My Take
I bought the add-on pack for $6.99 to give a complete set of artistic tools, but the free pen is still the cream of the crop IMHO. I am a true believer in the power of artistic expression to reveal understanding, and drawing apps like Paper by 53 are natural connectors to this ethic. Overall, a basic, but still really cool app.