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Publications

2023

 

Blake-West, J. C., & Bers, M. U. (2023). ScratchJr design in practice: Low floor, high ceiling. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2023.100601

Bers, M. U. (2023, June 13). Coding as Another Language: An International Comparative Study of Learning Computer Science and Computational Thinking in Kindergarten [Conference Presentation]. International Society of the Learning Sciences Annual Meeting 2023. Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

Yang, Z. & Bers, M. (2023). Examining gender difference in the use of scratchjr in a programming curriculum for first graders. Computer Science Education.

Bers, M. U., Blake-West , J., Kapoor, M. G., Levinson, T., Relkin, E., Unahalekhaka, A., & Yang, Z. (2023). Coding as another language: Research-based curriculum for early childhood computer science. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 64, 394–404. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2023.05.002

Relkin, E., Johnson, S. K., & Bers, M. U. (2023). A Normative Analysis of the TechCheck Computational Thinking Assessment. Educational Technology & Society, 26(2), 118-130. https://doi.org/10.30191/ETS.202304_26(2).0009

Kapoor, M. G., Yang, Z., & Bers. M. (2023). Supporting Early Elementary Teachers’ Coding Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Through Virtual Professional Development. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. 30 (4). 1-31. 2023.

2022

Relkin, E., Johnson, S. K., & Bers, M. U. (2023). A Normative Analysis of the TechCheck Computational Thinking Assessment. Educational Technology & Society, 26(2), 118-130. https://doi.org/10.30191/ETS.202304_26(2).0009

 

Levinson, T., & Bers, M. U. (2022). Student Centered Computational Thinking for Children with Disabilities. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

 

Bers, M., A. Strawhacker and A. Sullivan (2022), “The state of the field of computational thinking in early childhood education”, OECD Education Working Papers, No. 274, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/3354387a-en.

 

Bers, M., A. Strawhacker and A. Sullivan (2022), “The state of the field of computational thinking in early childhood education”, OECD Education Working Papers, No. 274, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/3354387a-en.

 

Strawhacker, A., Relkin, E., Bers, M.U. (2022). Designing an Adaptive Assessment for Preschool Children’s Robotics Knowledge. Educational Designer, 4(15). ISSN 1759-1325. Retrieved from: http://www.educationaldesigner.org/ed/volume4/issue15/article60/

 

Unahalekhaka, A., & Bers, M. U. (2022). Clustering Young Children’s Coding Project Scores with Machine Learning. 2022 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 79–85. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON52537.2022.9766579

 

Strawhacker, A., Govind, M., & Bers, M. U., (2022, April 21-26). Understanding the Experiences of Early Childhood Professionals’ Navigation of Remote Teaching and Learning With Technology [Paper Presentation]. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. https://www.aera.net/Publications/Online-Paper-Repository/AERA-Online-Paper-Repository

Bers, M.U. (2022) Beyond Coding: How Children Learn Human Values through Programming. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

2021

Bers, M. (2021). Coding, robotics and socio-emotional learning: developing a palette of virtues PIXEL-BIT. Revista de Medios y Educación, 62, 309-322.

Bers, M. (Ed.). (2021). Teaching Computational Thinking and Coding to Young Children. IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-7308-2

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