Resources for Digital Seat Work

Digital seat work on a computer

This year, many of us are going to either be in school, with 1-1 devices, or  hybrid or remote, but regardless you might be looking for great resources for digital seat work! Now in the past, seat work might remind you of Ramona the Pest by Beverly Clearly (the kindergartener was fascinated with seat work) or something that kept students at desks... well, students have to be at their desk or area because of the pandemic, so we might as well find some quality options, right? Let's explore!


Spelling City

Let's start with Spelling City! I used Spelling City a ton with second graders and it also has vocabulary options. In fact I even wrote a blog post about the 6 best Spelling City activities , since not all the activities are great for helping kids learn how to spell (but these 6 are). You can input your own lists, use lists provided, assign lists to certain students, and even assign certain activities to some or all of your class. It is great for differentiation! There is a free basic account and a paid premium account, which our lovely PTA paid for.
Spelling city website image

Raz Kids /Learning A-Z

Raz Kids has been a life saver during the pandemic. It allowed me to do reading lessons with my intervention groups through Google Meet. Leveled books are available (by GR level and lexile) in fiction and non fiction. You can display books during online lessons, or students can read themselves on a device. I also love that there are fluency passages, readers' theaters and more! You can also see what students have been doing on the website. Our school does have a Raz-Plus account fyi.


Epic right now is having a free 30 day trial! Students can read trade books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, A Bad Case of the Stripes, Clifford, and much more. They have suggestions for educators and other resources.

Read Works

Read Works is known for their online reading comprehension activities and is popular, reaching more than 1 million educators and their classes. They have a whole section to support educators that are going remote and even a free webinar.  Note, you do need to score the comprehension activities yourself as far as I understand.


BoomLearning is super fun! My second graders loved using it and would beg for more Boom cards. Boom decks tend to be easy for kids to use, and are self-checking. Teachers also get data on how their students are doing! I noticed they can now login with their Google accounts which makes it even easier.
I have a small amount of Boom Decks - check them out:


Google Slides

Slides are an interactive option. Students usually move letters, moveable objects and/or type on the screen to complete the activities! Check out these images from two Google Slides activities for second and third grade (both are available at second and third grade levels).
Third Grade Back to School Math Review

Second Grade Back to School Starter Kit for the first week of school 

image from 2nd grade back to school starter kitimage from second grade back to school starter kit - writing prompt

Google Forms  

Using Google forms is another way to incorporate paperless seat work. They are multiple choice (usually) , self checking, and provide teachers with a lot of data for teachers. Here are two examples of Google Forms I used with my own students and have on TPT.

A video peek at the Self-Grading Main Idea resource

A Google form that is a mixed practice found in my 2nd Grade Back to School Starter Kit
Google Form from Back to School Starter Kit
What is your favorite of all the resources for digital seat work? Or did I miss a great option? Let us know!! 
computer with digital seat work

1 comment:

  1. I think raz-kid is easy to use because their readings are simple and generic and it is great for students to learn in the beginning. I also use Beestar for more reading material because they provide more high-quality classic stories to students that can easily catch students' learning interest.