Intern Application


Find the link to the application here!

Thank you for your interest in the DevTech Internship! We offer both volunteer and paid opportunities depending on your previous experience and if you have taken courses with Professor Marina Bers. We also love to have motivated high school students intern with us and we can offer letters of recommendation for college. As a DevTech intern you will be able to work on projects that will promote the use of coding and robotics for young children’s learning in different contexts. If you want to learn more about our research, please check out our website http://ase.tufts.edu/devtech/. We are currently conducting interdisciplinary research that integrates learning technologies, such as KIBO and ScratchJr, with neuroscience, bio-engineering, inter-generational collaborative learning, and gender stereotypes.If you are interested in applying to the internship program please fill out the form below AND email a resume to melissa.viezel@tufts.edu

Spring 2018 Course Information


CD 114: Children and New Technologies: This course explores the impact of computer programming, virtual communities, computer games, social media and other digital technologies in the lives of young people. It is an interdisciplinary course with a focus on developmental, learning and design theories. Students will apply their theoretical knowledge in order to design a new technology for young children in collaboration with a team of engineers.

CD 145: Technological Tools for Playful Learning: This course explores the design and use of new technologies for learning. The underlying philosophy of this course is "constructionism", which states that people learn better when engaged in making and designing their own computational meaningful projects; therefore, we will become designers of curriculum around technological tools to be used in education and we will become researchers to assess the thinking and learning fostered by the different tools.

CD 145 Syllabus


Course Links


Spring 2017 Courses

CD 145/ ED 182: Technological Tools for Learning

CD 114: Children and New Technologies

Spring 2016 Courses

CD 145/ ED 182: Technological Tools for Learning

CD 114: Children and New Technologies

Spring 2015 Courses

CD 145 / ED 182-01: Technological Tools for Learning

Fall 2014 Courses

CD 143-17: Technology and Engineering Module

Spring 2014 Courses

CD 145 / ED 182: Technological Tools for Learning

Fall 2013 Courses

CD 143-19: Technology and Engineering Module

Spring 2013 Courses

CD 143: Teaching Robotics in an Urban School

CD 145: Technological Tools for Learning

Past Courses

CD 173: Curriculum for Young Children: Math, Science and Technology (Fall 2012)

CD 143: Teaching Robotics in an Urban School (Spring 2012)

CD 145: Technological Tools for Learning (Spring 2012)

CD 173: Curriculum for Young Children: Math, Science and Technology (Fall 2011)

CD143: Children and New Technologies (Fall 2011)

CD 143 / CD 243: Computer Games for Social Change (Spring 2011)

CD 145 / ED 182: Technological Tools for Teaching and Learning (Spring 2011)

CD 243-15: Developmental Technologies Seminar

CD 143AB: Virtual Communities for Children

CD 143: Technologies of the Self

Freshman Research Seminar