How I Use It
Issuu is a site that has online article that the students can read and they can also upload their article. I used Issuu at the end of a project of how a bill becomes a law. The students were directed to the New York Times to look up articles about proposed bills in Congress. Once they read about the proposed bill the students are to write a one paper response to the proposed bill. It was their reaction to the bill becoming a law or being shut down. It enabled the students to write about their feelings about their article. However, Issuu enhanced that assignment. The students used Issuu to publish their response, after the final draft was written. The students then could go to Issuu and read other student responses.
Issuu was a good experience for the students. Not only did the students have an opportunity to read and respond to a proposed bill, they also experienced what it feels like to be published. The students were excited that their publishing was view-able by other students. I liked that the website made the students feel a since of self worth in writing their papers. Instead of just writing another paper for another class. The website is easy to use and it is easy to upload to the website. Although it was not used to enhance information, most students were extremely excited to use the website to share their article.