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Gail Carmichael
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Keynote / Attracting Women to Computing and Why it Matters
I was invited to give the keynote for Women and Technology 2015 , held at Carleton on June 19.  I spoke about women and computing. Attracting Women to Computing and Why it Matters from Gail Carmichael I began with an exercise: how could we generate six diff...
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Blogging and Meeting CS Greats at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum
The Heidelberg Laureate Forum "offers a select group of young researchers in mathematics and computer
science the extraordinary chance to meet the preeminent scientists of
their field for one week of cross-generational, scientific dialogue."  Although I w...
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Early Designs for Classroom Games Teaching Computer Science Principles
We have been working on designs for three classroom games as part of our Gram's House story project .  Each game teaches a different computer science principle, and has three different forms: an abstract game, a game with a fictional context, and a game wit...
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What Eighth Graders Think About Women and Computer Science
On the last day of the 2015 edition of my week-long mini-course ( Computer Science and Games: Just for Girls! ), I held a discussion about women in computer science.  Below is a transcription of the notes I made on the white board.  The thoughts, if not the...
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Two Semesters Teaching CS2 With C++ and Java
As you may recall , I have been experimenting with a CS2 design that teaches both C++ and Java in a single semester.  I previously reported on the success of the design after teaching a section of majors and non-majors in the off-term.  This semester, we us...
As you may recall, I have been experimenting with a CS2 design that teaches both C++ and Java in a single semester. I previously reported on the success of the design after teaching a section of majors and non-majors in the off-term. This semester, we used an iteration of the design with two ...
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One Instructor's Flipped Classroom Philosophy
Earlier this month, our Education Development Centre hosted a teaching round table on the flipped classroom.  At the session, engineering instructor Shermeen Nizami shared her philosophy for flipping her own fourth year undergraduate class. Nizami began by ...
Earlier this month, our Education Development Centre hosted a teaching round table on the flipped classroom. At the session, engineering instructor Shermeen Nizami shared her philosophy for flipping her own fourth year undergraduate class. Nizami began by sharing Rogers' diffusion of innovation ...
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A Brave New Data World at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum
I recently told you about my upcoming trip to Germany for the Heidelberg Laureate Forum .  One of the exciting events during the forum is a discussion on a selected "hot topic."  This year's hot topic is big data.  Because events will be recorded and public...
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A Classroom Game to Teach Data Representation With Images
Our Gram's House team has been working on three classroom games designed to teach middle school girls about computer science principles.  One game intends to teach data representation by showing how images can be represented on computers with numbers.  Here...
Our Gram's House team has been working on three classroom games designed to teach middle school girls about computer science principles. One game intends to teach data representation by showing how images can be represented on computers with numbers. Here are the current rules of the game.
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Review / JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development
Have you ever had a book that was so beautiful, it was hard to put down? Did it happen to be a programming book? Breaking out of what is normally expected of a technical volume, Jon Duckett's JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development really...
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Mini-Course 2015: Survey Results
Another May, another "Computer Science and Games: Just for Girls!" mini-course on the books.  I'm very pleased with how this year went. The course material and games made by the girls are all online , and below I share the results of my usual pre- and post-...
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Spring Research Update
It's been a while since I last did a research update. With spring (sort of) arriving, there's no better time to reflect on a winter's worth of hard work. First / Dean Gugler  Coherent Emergent Stories Most of my effort in the last 8 months has been dedicate...
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Review / Ruby Wizardry: An Introduction to Programming for Kids
I think story is a powerful way to teach computer science .  I also think that too many programming books are boring.  Boring is fine for the experienced programmer looking to learn a new language, but maybe not so great for a beginner  – someone we have a ...
I think story is a powerful way to teach computer science. I also think that too many programming books are boring. Boring is fine for the experienced programmer looking to learn a new language, but maybe not so great for a beginner – someone we have a chance to hook onto programming!
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Faculty Instructor and Part-time PhD Student
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  • Carleton University
    Faculty Instructor, 2013 - present
  • Carleton University
    PhD Student, 2009 - present
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Computer Scientist, Educator, Blogger
Introduction
I'm a faculty instructor and part-time PhD student at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. My main research interests include story in games, educational games, and computer science education. I am passionate about improving CS education for everyone and encouraging girls in particular to give CS a try.
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Hiked the Long Range Traverse in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland... while five months pregnant.
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  • Carleton University
    Computer Science, present
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Female
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Gail Banaszkiewicz