5 low prep Digital Learning Activities

March 11, 2020

Looking for some easy to prep digital learning activities? There are many engaging, yet purposeful activities students can do independently. These projects are easy to share on Google Classroom, and you can even grade digitally! For students without internet access at home, you can download the lessons and print them out to complete.

I have used these projects for a variety of grade levels ranging from second to sixth. They require little prep for you, but are super engaging for students. This also allows for personalized learning, as students can create their own style, and even their own topic. These projects are completed with Google Slides and Drawings. 

New to using Google? Don’t worry! All of my digital projects come with detailed instructions on how to share to Google Classroom, grade, use various tools, download to your computer, and more. You will be a pro in no time. 

Here are some of my students’ favorite projects:

Create a Comic Strip

My students love creating digital comic strips. It is easy to set up and allows for so much differentiation. Some suggested topics include:

  • Recreate a story
  • Depict a historical event 
  • Teach a lesson (SEL)
  • Digital Citizenship

Students can be very creative and add in their own photos from the internet. I allow students students to really take this project & make it their own!

Click here to view more details on the comic strip project. 

Create a Brochure

Creating a brochure is a classic project, and so easy to do digitally. Students can customize with fun fonts and colors. Try creating one for:

  • Travel
  • Health
  • About Me
  • Natural Disasters 

Click here for this FREE template

Genius Hour 

Genius Hour is a great way to engage students and let them work on a project they are passionate about. This resource comes with ready to go Google Forms so you can track students’ progress and hold them accountable. This is a perfect way to track students as they work on their own/at home.

The ready to go slideshow with videos will explain step by step on what to do and how Genius Hour works. Your students can watch before they start. Students can work for 30 minutes or two hours each day on their project, it is up to you and them. 

Ignite students interests with Genius Hour! Click here to see this resource.

Create a Social Media Post

Are your students obsessed with social media? Tie in your curriculum content in a way that will grab students’ attention.

Print out or use digitally!
  • Visualize an event in a story
  • Character’s point of view
  • Teach a lesson about being kind
  • Historical figure’s point of view

Get social with this project!


Create a newsletter for your school. This project comes with 8 different templates. Four that are ready to use and seven blank ones to add your own titles. Switch it up with these topics:

  • Create an article on a current event
  • Class writer – updates on what is happening in the classroom/school
  • Historical figure – create an article on an important person
  • Update on a science topic 

Spread the news around your school!

I hope these lessons help you plan ahead and stay organized. They will be quick to set up, but last you through many years, as you can constantly switch up the topic assignment.

Comment below with any other ideas you have for digital projects!!

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Hi there!

I am Dena, I am from New Jersey. I am currently an enrichment teacher for grades K-4. For the last three years I taught technology for grades 5 & 6. I also taught fourth grade and special education. I absolutely love teaching! This is my passion and dream career. I incorporate STEM, Technology, Project Based Learning into my lessons.

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