Welcome to the DevTech Research Group!


The Developmental Technologies Research Group, directed by Prof. Marina Umaschi Bers at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University, aims to understand how new technologies can play a positive role in children's development and learning. Our research involves three dimensions: theoretical contributions, design of new technologies, and empirical work with populations to test and evaluate the theory and the technologies.


News and Upcoming Events


ScratchJr and KIBO Family Days We are recruiting facilitators to host Family Coding Days, a community event where children ages 5-7 and their families can work together to create projects using the ScratchJr app or the KIBO Robotics kit! Interested in having a Family Day in your school, museum, or community? Sign up to host a ScratchJr Family Day or a KIBO Family Day!

New Book Available! DevTech Research Group Director, Prof. Marina Umaschi Bers, just released a new book called Coding as a Playground: Programming and Computational Thinking in the Early Childhood Classroom. Available in paperback, hardcover and ebook.



Early Childhood Technology Certificate Program Applications are being accepted for the 1-year blended learning Early Childhood Technology (ECT) Certificate program at Tufts. Start your application now! Want to keep up with news and events from our ECT program? Follow @TuftsECT on Twitter, or Like @TuftsECT on Facebook!

DevTech Internship Application is Open Interested in volunteering with DevTech? If you are a current Tufts student, or a local high school student, we offer paid and unpaid opportunities at DevTech. 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 the research tab on this website. If you are interested in applying to the internship program please fill out this form AND email a resume to melissa.viezel@tufts.edu.

DevTech Facebook: Join the conversation! Receive updates about DevTech workshops for children, professional development opportunities, and conferences where DevTech will be represented! Stay in the loop by liking @TuftsDevTech on Facebook.