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Paul Gestwicki
Works at Ball State University
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Here are some notes from my summertime drink experiments: homemade ginger beer, infused vodkas, and shrubs.
I have enjoy making homemade ginger beer. I follow Andrea Albin's recipe at epicurious, but halving the amount of sugar. Since the point of this post is to have all my notes in one place, I'll copy the essentials here: 3 tablespoons ginger juice (from about 1/4 pound of ginger, grated, pressed) ...
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Great insight from +Mark Guzdial about the implications of CS educators identifying as programmers rather than teachers. I know I'll be thinking about this in my summer course revisions.
 
My Blog@CACM post this month is on the AAAS symposium I attended on undergraduate STEM education (see post here).  The symposium set up for me a contrast between computing education and other STEM education.  In math and science education, faculty are…
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It's that time of year again! Today's blog post share what my students think they learned in CS222, along with a few of my own reflections.
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The Byte feature about my Spring Studio project is up!

http://bytebsu.com/studio-368-unites-gaming-and-education-with-travelers-notebook/
by Meghan Duffy In room 368 in Robert Bell, there’s a different kind of computer science class taking place. There, Dr. Paul Gestwicki instructs a class that’s not strictly computer science student…
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+Mark Guzdial​ shares a powerful reflection regarding participation in a conference that requires women to "cover up".
 
At the end of LaTICE 2016, the Vice-Rector of Al-Baha University in Saudi Arabia (see information here) welcomed attendees to LaTICE 2017. After the presentation about Al-Baha University, Sahana Murthy of IIT-Bombay stood up and asked, “Can I come to…
At the end of LaTICE 2016, the Vice-Rector of Al-Baha University in Saudi Arabia (see information here) welcomed attendees to LaTICE 2017. After the presentation about Al-Baha University, Sahana Mu…
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Today's post explains why my studio team is abandoning story maps for Scrum.
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Today's post is a reflection about my time with Studio 368---my Spring Game Studio course who developed Traveler's Notebook: Monster Tales.
As I finish up my obligations from the Spring semester, I want to take some time to reflect on my Spring Game Studio course--the group that would come to call themselves Studio 368 and produce the original educational game, Traveler's Notebook: Monster Tales. I have written some about this ...
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Today's blog post shares the results of a Project Retrospective--as well as a final exam format--for Studio 368, my Spring Game Studio class. This is the team that just last week released an original narrative-rich game, Traveler's Notebook: Monster Tales.
I announced the release of Traveler's Notebook: Monster Tales a few days ago. This was the semester project of Studio 368, a multidisciplinary undergraduate team that I mentored during the Spring semester. After each of our four iterations, we held iteration retrospective meetings, during which ...
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I am pleased to announce the release of my student team's new game, Traveler's Notebook: Monster Tales---a two-player, narrative rich game that explores the monsters of world cultures. Play the game at http://www.travelersnotebookgame.com. A few more details are provided in this morning's blog post.
I am pleased to announce the release of my Spring Studio team's game, Traveler's Notebook: Monster Tales. It is a two-player, narrative-rich game in which you encounter monsters from various world cultures. The game grew out of my consideration of learning through games like Tales of the Arabian ...
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Righteous anger. What are we in academia going to do about it?
Extremely Angry. Posted Apr 26, 2016 by Greg Wilson in Research. From this thread by Mike Hoye, the Engineering Community Manager for Firefox at Mozilla: Extremely angry with the state of academic CS research right now. We've got a bunch of research papers that have come out of Mozilla's ...
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A short post in which I explain how I use a design thinking framework to help my students think metacognitively, and what it might reveal to me about potential student failure modes.
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    Computer Science Professor, 2005 - present
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I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Ball State University. Much of my recent work has been on the intersection of games, fun, and learning, leading interdisciplinary teams of undergraduates in studio-based learning experiences,
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  • University at Buffalo
    Computer Science and Engineering, 1998 - 2005
  • State University of New York at Fredonia
    Computer Science, 1994 - 1998
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