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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Screencasting

Step-By-Step Instructions To Screenrecord or Screencast

 

WHAT IS IT?

Screencasts, or screen capture or screen recording, is a wonderful way to take students through a complicated process. You can record whatever is happening on your computer screen with an added narration. That means you can:
  • walk students through a website
  • demo software available on your computer
  • use a webcam - record yourself
  • practice problem solving
  • narrate a powerpoint creatinga  stand alone video
 
Screencasts can be used for presentations, learning objects, how tos, asynchronous communication, and whatever else you can think of. They do not have to be as polished and professional as learning objects.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
Desktop computer
microphone (Built in for MACs)
 
SOFTWARE
Screenr is a free tool that lets you record up to 5 minutes. As long as you are up to date on Flash and Java, there are no related downloads. Also, you can choose whether to record the entire screen or just a portion. You can also pause the screen recording and resume. Videos can be recorded in HD and are .mov files that can be edited or uploaded onto Vimeo, Youtube, or OSpace ePortfolios.
 
Jing is another popular screencasting tool for Mac and PCs. It requires downloading and installing additional software. Videos are created as .swf files which cannot be uploaded to Vimeo or Youtube.
 
Camtasia is another webtool to easily record your on-screen activity or import HD camera video, customize and edit content, and share your videos with viewers on nearly any device. Note: It is not a free tool.
 
Quicktime - if you are working on a MAC you can open quicktime, go to file and select new screenrecording.

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Check Out the Otis TLC Pinterest Board for tutorials on how to use screenr or Quicktime.