To be eligible for Mastery Explorations, all assignments should be turned in and you should have a grade of an A or B. When completed, show the teacher your work and type a short summary of the activities to receive points.
- Check out Despair, Inc. Create a similar poster of your own. Make a motivator, then a tasteful demotivator if you choose.
- Open Google Sketch-up. Locate tutorials through the Help menu to become a program expert.
- Open Photoshop Elements and explore options and tools.
- Become a "certified class photographer." Do some research about how to take good quality pictures and briefly summarize it in a Word document. Print it out with your name, show it to the teacher, and go through the very brief photo training.
- Check out Wordles....so much fun!
- Cell Phones - Discuss the pros and cons for various age groups. Research dangers. Create a multimedia presentation to share the information. A few tips can be found at http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3751903
- Delicious - a social bookmarking site worth checking out. It's a great to make all of your favorite sites accessible from anywhere! Search for a tutorial or try this one: http://www.slideshare.net/adrian.muller/delicious-tutorial
- Go to Picnik and have fun editing photos.
- Write a letter to a soldier.
- Check out Glogster - a social network that allows users to create free interactive posters.
- Presentation tool - Prezi - could it be better than Power Point?
- Turn words into a visually stunning word cloud at Tagxedo
- Go to Diigo - Web highlighter, sticky notes, and online bookmarking
- Tons of cool Web resources atThe Super Book of Web Tools.
- Check out Kodu. Play a game, go through tutorials, make a game.
- Check out some photo editing options at: Google+, PicMonkey.com, or Aviary.com