Gloria- I think your proposal is very ambitious and interesting. Your teachers are going to love having this resources available to them (especially the lost and confused substitutes!). Your goals for this project seem very realistic. Schools as a whole are slow to embrace new technologies.
Our school just launched an Intranet. It has all of the student's personal information and schedules (there is a great deal of security on this site) It also has digital versions of forms that teacher often use (AV requests, work orders, various finance thing). This makes the site useful to teachers so we are hoping it will be a success. I would recommend launching this site to the school when it is fairly complete. Then it will look useful and they are more likely to come back to it.
I'm not sure what type of equipment you are using, but there are several ways to implement this project. I use Adobe Acrobat to create pdf files for printing all the time. This is really easy to do, but I think you are correcting in assuming that this would be slow and awkward for your teachers to use. Since you have electronic copies of your tutorial, you may be able to convert them to Microsoft Word 2000 and then "save as html." This is really easy to do and gives nice results.
A few questions:
Can the teachers use the application tutorials to teach their students? If I was learning Power Point, I could use your tutorial to learn it for myself, but I might also want something to give my students, so they could learn it.
Will your teachers respond to the training module rubric? Teachers at my school are notorious for not filling out forms and surveys. My first reaction in trying to evaluate technology needs at our school is to ask the teachers through a mass mailing. This is easiest for me, but I don't get results. Hopefully your teachers are better trained! Your other evaluation techniques sound interesting.... you will be an expert at this by the time we get to the tech evaluation course next semester.
Do all of the resources you mentioned including in the Intranet need to be private? Some of these pages, like the department pages with resources for teachers or the evaluation of educational pages, might be useful to teachers outside of your district. Is it possible to put things on your Intranet and link them to your main school web site?
Paul- I find your project very interesting. Recording authentic resources from WW II is a very worthwhile tasks. Last spring I did a web research project on WW I and WW II with my British Literature students. I was surprised to find out how little some of them knew about these wars. (Did you know that Shakespeare wrote sonnets about WW II? And that the Nazis fought in WW I?!) If I was still teaching that class I would love to have my kids visit a site like the one you are proposing. There are so many books and article written about the war, but I find the individual experiences much more interesting.
This does sound like a massive undertaking, but at least you have help. The Mac OS X system does seem the best for handling this type of project. For your inquiry task, there are many sites around about WW II. You might be interested in the Office of War Information photographs that are available on-line through the National Archives. My students found many famous speeches, photo archives, propaganda posters, song lyrics and journal entries on the web. Since the purpose of your site is to preserve the memories of the vets that have visited your school, you could include some artifacts that they may have. For each vet you could have photos of them, medals, old uniforms and loot they have from the war. I am proud to have my grandmother's US Coast Guard uniform and bathing suit. Did the vets bring any things when they were videotaped?
A few questions:
How will the video footage be access?
Will users be able to search for segments that they are interested in? How long will each chunk of video be?
Will you have written info about each segment? This might make the info easier to digest.