Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If you build it, will they type?

PS: The machine cleaned up with no problem and works very well. I could write comfortably and quickly on this typewriter all day.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Kids at the keys in Kirkland

Brad Coulter is a first-grade teacher at Lakeview Elementary in Kirkland, Washington, in the Seattle area. I got to meet Brad when he was in Cincinnati a little while ago, and we traded thoughts on the magic that happens when kids meet typewriters. Now Brad has shared this view of his students at their writing machines, and some samples of their writing.

Sometimes the kids write poems:

Now the kids are excited that Halloween is coming up ...

... and they're writing about scary stuff:

Kids love typewriters and benefit from them. WordPlay proves it, Magic Margin proves it, and so does the latest Philly type-in. When the educrats call for "more technology in the classroom," let's all jump up and cry, "Yes! More Royals! More Olympias! More Remingtons!"