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.
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.