Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Pre-Assessment and Informational Meeting

I have finished the Spelling Pre-Assessment and have sent it over to the copy center. It should be done in a few days.

Monday after 7th hour is the informational meeting about the project. Students who are interested in participating for extra credit are to report to my room. When they arrive I'll go over a brief introduction and tell then what they will be doing with the typewriters. We'll see how interested some of them may be. I must start thinking of a series of interview questions about how students feel about their work. I want to come up with some basic idea (apart from the quantitative evidence provided by the self-evaluations) of how the typewriter impacts (a pun was intended) a students perception of his work.

I do need to find some basic care and feeding instructions about typewriters. I thought that I remember the US Army had some field manual about typewriter care that might be useful. I'll post to a couple of the groups to see if anyone has an idea.

2 comments:

  1. I'm not sure this is what you're looking for, but I do have the 1950 Federal Work Improvement Program Equipment Maintenance Series #1 booklet, "Typewriter Care" available for download as a PDF.

    http://machinesoflovinggrace.com/ephemera/Typewriter_Care.pdf

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  2. That's perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.

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