The Hour of Code is an one hour introduction to computer science and a tutorial for students, designed to make it easy to understand code and prove that anybody can learn the basics. It is a global movement  reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.

After completing an hour of coding, it gives you a certificate.



Here is some introduction of Hour of Code.


How to run an Hour of Code.


Why you should code?





Tagul is a web service that enables you to create word clouds.

In classes you can use it for so many different purposes to attract students and make learning fun. 

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Linoit is an online platform, you can take notes, share videos and pictures.

Linoit can be use to:

  • Take notes wherever you are.
  • Share your files with your friends, students etc. And at the same time everybody can access it and use it for brainstorming.
  • Create your own agenda for your plans, meetings and birthday dates of your friends.  You can set due dates on your stickies and receive a reminder e-mail. 

Here’s an example of what Linoit looks like.




In classrooms where assessment for learning is practised, students are encouraged to be more active in their learning and associated assessment. The ultimate purpose of assessment for learning is to create self-regulated learners who can leave school able and confident to continue learning throughout their lives.




Assessment of learning happens at the end of the learning process. Teachers make exams and compares the students’ achievements with the standarts.

For more information click here.



Gamification is a concept of applying game-design techniques to non-game contexts. It’s like a business strategy that makes people motivated.

There are some examples for gamifications:


Game-based learning is a way of making learning fun. It’s design to balance subject matter with gameplay and the ability to retain said subject matter to the real world.

There are some applications you can use for game-based learning:

  • Kahoot
    • Kahoot is a free game-based learning platform making it fun to learn and allowing both educators and students to access.
    • You can create quiz, quick polls and surveys.
    • It is fun to use but in some aspects, like revisioning questions answered wrong in quiz, it’s unpractical.
  • Plickers
    • Plickers is simple tool that lets teacher collect real-time formative assessment data.
    • It’s really useful because it can be used without students devices.
    • You can see which student did wrong which question and it allows you to assess it.
  • Socrative
    • It allows you to visualize student understanding.
    • You can create your own quiz or use other user’s quiz.
    • This tool is more professional and for young adults or elder.
    • You can detect the questions need to be reviewed and work on it.
    • In my opinion, it’s best tool to use for interactive communication with your students.




“Digital storytelling is the modern expressions of the ancient art of storytelling” said Prof.Helen Barnet. That’s a really good definition for it. Digital storytelling is creating digital stories by using mobile devices, computers.

It’s getting high demand because it can help you in a lot of aspects.

  • If you’re a teacher, it may help you getting attention in classes.
  • When learning foreign language, it can help you.

There are some tools you can use for digital storytelling Tellegami, Storybird etc.

Here’s an example how a Storybird poem looks like:



Dual coding theory refers to dual channels for processing and starring visiual and verbal information.

  • Texts are processed and coded in verbal systems.
  • Pictures are processed both in the visual and verbal systems.

When people integrate both words and pictures in a meaningful construction, meaningful learning occurs.


Technology-Centered Approach: The focus is on the capabilities of cutting edge technology.

Learner-Centered Approach: The focus is on the way that people learn and process information.


Multimedia Principle: Words and graphics together are more conductive to learning than words or graphics alone.

Coherence Principle: Irrelevant materials may distract the learner. So, all unnecessary informations, excessive use of words, pictures and sounds must be eliminated.

Voice Principle: People learn better when words are spoken in a standart-accented human voice than in a machine voice or foreign-accented human voice. 

There are some factors affects learner such as, gender and speaker’s emotions.

Segmenting Principle: Segmenting of information is breaking everything down into bite-size segments. This principle says that complex subjects must be broken into smaller parts to help learners to make learning easier.

Redundancy Principle: People can’t focus when they both hear and see the same verbal message during a presentation. So, different ways of giving information cause cognitive overload. That is, avoiding narration and identical text will a good way. Learner can learn better just with animation and narration.

Modality Principle: Learner will learn better when information explained by audio narration than on-screen text.


Congnitive Overload: Our memory can retain only a certain amount of information simultaneously. The more information delivered at once, the more likely the students won’t learn.



It allows people to see nearly all around the world without even going there.Everybody can use virtual field trip to entertain themselves.Teachers can use this in the classrooms with students to consolidate learning.

There are a lot of sites you can use for virtual trips, such as Global TrekGlobal Lit Trips, Arounder etc. 




Google Drive is modern times memory card. Thanks to Drive you can access to your files with an internet connection anywhere.

Not only it allows you to store your files, it also allows you to create, share, manage documents with its own productivity apps.

These productivity apps are Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drawings, Google Forms. 

Working with others is much more easier with Drive.

-There is no need to get together to work on a file, you can work online, at the same time on a file.

-No need to worry when someone deletes all the data, you can get back all of them.

-You can download the files, Docs as Word, Slides as Power Point.



  • Google Docs is an word processor.
  • You can create, format documents.
  • You can email documents to others as an attachment.
  • You can share your file with others and work on it at the same time.
  • You can go back any previous version by viewing file’s history.
  • You can convert a Word file to a Google document.
  • You can download files as Word, PDF, HTML etc.




  • Google Slides is an online presentation app.
  • You can create and edit presentations.
  • You can share it with your friends and edit it together.
  • You can convert .pptx and .pps files to Google presentations.
  • You can download your presentations as .ppdf, .ppt, .svg etc.
  • You can insert videos and images into your presentations.
  • You can publish and embed presentations in web sites.



  • Google Forms is an online app you can create any form.
  • You can make a survey, quiz, invitation etc.
  • You can record responses and collect informations you need.
  • You can organize your forms by adding headers.
  • After you’ve created your form you can edit it.

Let’s explore Google Drive…


WEB 1.0

  • Web 1.0 is the “readable” phrase of the World Wide Web.
  • In Web 1.0, there’s limited interaction between sites and users.
  • Users passively receive information without feedback.

WEB 2.0

  • Web 2.0 is the “writable” phrase of the World Wide Web.
  • It allows users to interact with each other and web sites.
  • Users can collaborate, participate and share information.
  • Example of Web 2.0 sites are Youtube, Wiki, Facebook etc.

WEB 3.0

  • Web 3.0 is the “executable” phrase of the World Wide Web.
  • In Web 3.0 computers can interpret information like humans.
  • Computers can generate and distribute content for user’s need.








Digital literacy is the ability to use digital tools correctly and accessing digital resources. Digital literacy is very important for your education, working skills and improving yourself.

Being aware of what kind of digital learner you are is essential to develop yourself as a digital citizen, so you can start with this quiz to find out. No matter which stage you are at, you can develop yourself by taking online courses.

Regarding the fact that the technology has became a major part of life, we can agree with Alvin Toffler.


Internet safety is the knowledge of maximizing the user’s personel safety. So here are some tips to stay safe online:

  • While creating an account one of the most important things is that your password must be strong. As an example, if you choose a word from dictionary directly, it would be an easy target for the hackers. To avoid from it, you should cut the words with numbers or punctuation marks, like compu1ter, note.book etc.
  • Keeping your privacy settings high is so important. Do not share any personal information, like your address, mobile numbers etc.
  • Before posting anything (pictures, videos, political sight) think twice. Because once you post it, it becomes public and people may copy it.
  • You shouldnot trust anyone online because they may not be the ones they say they are.


Cyber bullying is the use of technology to harrass, attack, embrass another person. As the use of internet increases, cyber bullying goes up. Sometimes cyber bullying can not be easy to spot but once you do it there are some ways to stop cyber bullying.

Cyber bullying can cause serious damage. To really know what I mean, here’s a video.

There are some organizations to raise awareness of cyber bullying




People around the world use Google search for homeworks, daily works, entertainment.

While searching on Google, there are some easy ways to find the most accurate result.