ITLS faculty and students alongside colleagues from Computer Science and Teacher Education and Leadership have a big presence at the 2016 FabLearn Conference.  Fablearn brings together award-winning academics and educators, learning sciences researchers, and policy-advisers to build a community interested in putting curiosity, innovation, and hands-on problem solving back into today’s schools.

FABLEARN 2016: 6th Annual Conference on Creativity and Making in Education
October 14th – 16th, 2016
Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Conference theme – Diversity in Making: People, Projects, & Powerful Ideas


  •   Deborah Fields is co-chairing the conference alongside Paulo Blikstein and Matthew Berland. All three will organize the ACM published proceedings.
  •   Kristin Searle and Deborah Fields (with Yasmin Kafai) are presenting a paper entitled: "Deconstruction kits for learning: Students' collaborative debugging of electronic textile designs"
  •   Kristin Searle and Colby Tofel-Grehl (from Teacher Education and Leadership) are presenting a paper with Vicki Allen (from Computer Science) on :The e-textiles bracelet hack: Bringing making to middle school classrooms.
  •   Deborah Fields is presenting: The first version of our formal high school curricular unit for e-textiles: Putting Making in Computer Science Classrooms: An Electronic Textiles High School Curriculum for Exploring Computer Science
  • Victor Lee and Ryan Cain are presenting a paper calledMeasuring Electrodermal Activity to Understand Engagement in Making.


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