“About Me!” A Digital Back to School Activity



With summertime here, my mind begins to think about those first days of school. I always wanted to build meaningful relationships with these new students, but I didn’t want to squander valuable time. With many schools jumping into digital learning platforms I designed a BACK TO SCHOOL ABOUT ME with Google Slides™ Digital Activity to help you meet your students and gain some insight into creating relationships. This will be way more fun than the old-school 3×5 cards I used while I was still in the classroom.

There are so many advantages to using digital slides. The biggest benefits for me would be storage and the ability to access the slides whenever I need them. Other positive attributes I can forsee would be student creativity with the slides; and, how I could use some of their favorite things to help me write personalized homework, review, and test questions.

Eight slides for student sharing

Students will have an opportunity to share their goals, personality through music, favorite things, personal preferences, and more, in this Back to School Assignment. The resource includes eight digital slides that can be done in class or as a first assignment.

This or That?

Students enter their answers on each individual GOOGLE Slide™ then, they can submit the finished product back to you. If your school issues a device to every student, you can use the activity for teaching your students how to access digital files, along with your procedure for submitting work online. You can also assign the entire activity as a first week project. Be sure to check out the product preview here:

Do you have a favorite About Me Activity? I would love to hear how you build relationships with your students.

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3 Comments

  • My district uses Office 365 and every student has an account an email. I know they can use google for searches but it is blocked for their personal email. Would I still be able to use the slides? I’m not familiar with using google slides.

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    • Hi Cassandra,
      Many schools use Google Classroom as their learning management system so this activity is on the teacher’s Google Drive account. Then, you simply send the link to your students and they would save the activity with their name, so each student has an individual “About Me” document.

      If you have a Google Drive account for yourself, you can also have your students create a free GOOGLE account. Your students would have an Office 365 email for your district, and they would also have a free GMAIL.com email account for gaining access to all of the Google Applications, such as Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Slides, etc. If your district allows any of the Google Apps then this activity can be used in your classroom.
      Thanks for asking, I hope you can find the information you need from your technology support department. I would love to know the answer they give. You can contact me at jean@flamingomath.com for more help.
      Jean

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    • Cassandra,
      I believe students need to get a FREE Google email to use Google slides since they are required to log in with their own google account.
      Jean

      Reply

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