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Digital Back to School Activities for Middle and High School

Updated: Jul 9, 2021

Starting the school year virtually may make it challenging to build relationships with students. Here are some fun suggestions to help build community and get to know

your students in a virtual setting.

Would You Rather

Would You Rather is a great icebreaker game to get to know students. You can adapt this for a Zoom meeting by sharing your screen with students. To answer, students can hold up one or two fingers for their response. With a mix of silly and serious questions, students love this activity.

Digital Class Culture Quilt

A digital class culture quilt is a great way to get to know students and celebrate their differences. Students work on their own quilt piece, and when all students’ quilt squares are together, they form the class quilt. It’s a project that can later be printed and displayed in the classroom.

Class Slideshow Project

A class slideshow is a great way to get to know students. More importantly, it’s a great way for students to get to know each other. It can be hard building relationships in a virtual classroom, but this activity can help students identify shared interests and hobbies with their classmates. This is a great project for students who are making a big transition starting their first year of middle school or high school.

Digital Back to School Activities

This digital back to school activity pack provides digital versions of many important first week activities. Students can set goals for the year, think about their learning styles, and provide you with important information to help build relationships.

Four Corners Game

Four Corners is my favorite back to school activity in the classroom, but it can be adapted for a Google Meet or Zoom Meeting. That first meeting with students shouldn’t just be spent reviewing procedures and expectations. It’s a chance to meet everyone and set the tone for the year. Four Corners is a great way to break the ice and get to know everyone.

Happy Back to School!


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Digital Back to School Activities

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