Depth and Complexity Frames - Digital - for use with Google Slides™/Classroom™

Gifted Guru
Grade Levels
3rd - 12th, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Google Slides™
90 pages
Share this resource
Gifted Guru
Made for Google Drive™
This resource can be used by students on Google Drive or Google Classroom. To access this resource, you’ll need to allow TpT to add it to your Google Drive. See our FAQ and Privacy Policy for more information.


Editable, digital Depth & Complexity frames are here! Now it's simple for you to create Depth & Complexity frames digitally! This Google Slide file has everything you need to be able to create digital Depth & Complexity frames (or have your students create them!).

You will find it incredibly easy to create terrific frames for your students and share them with students, either through Google Classroom™ or even in print (the slides are optimized for letter-sized paper).

If you've been trying to figure out how to use Depth & Complexity frames in a virtual learning environment, this is the answer! They can be printed as well, so you can use them either way!

What's included in the Depth and Complexity Digital Frames:

Instructions for creating the frames

✨ A full page of ideas and best practices for creating frames

✨ A page of emoji to use for icons (as well as a link to the standard icons)

✨ Instructions for using them

83 different frames to use, including colored background depth and complexity frames for different content areas

✨ A sample frame to show you what it could look like for your students

BONUS: A video tutorial on how to make frames with colored backgrounds included in the instructions in the resource.

Watch the video tutorial on how to use these digital Depth and Complexity frames here.

Ideas for using the Depth and Complexity Digital Frames

In class as a whole group frame creation tool

In class as a small group activity (have different students working on the same frame simultaneously)

Create some frames, print them out, and use them in learning centers/stations or as individual or small group activities

For virtual learning or distance learning

Teachers just like you are saying this about the Depth and Complexity Digital Frames:

"This is a wonderful resource that is very helpful with my fifth graders. My students were very engaged and enjoyed this very much. Thank you for creating such a great resource!" - Jessica B. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"This is a great resource! It helps me too because it helps me think through what I want the students to work on and what icons I want them to focus on!" - Karen D.


"These frames were very helpful to use digitally. My students found them easy to use and helped keep their thinking organized." - Amy S. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Because this resource is created in a Google app, TpT will need access to your Drive in order to share the resource with you.

For you to access this resource, TpT will need to make a copy of the the original file in your Google Drive. This permission allows TpT to deliver that copy of the file to your Google Drive and to create a special folder where your purchased TpT resources made for Google Drive will be stored. Because you’ll have your own unique copy of the resource in your Google Drive, any edits you make to the file won’t be seen by me or other Buyers.

TpT will not access your Google Drive for any other reason.

Like Depth and Complexity? Check out:

Depth and Complexity Ebook BUNDLE | Question Stems and Quick Guide

End-of-Year Depth and Complexity Bundle | Frames, Writing Prompts, Venn Diagrams

Depth and Complexity Fall Activity Bundle - Print and Go Fall Holiday Activities


✔️The frames themselves are set as backgrounds in the slides so that students cannot accidentally mess them up! All of the text and images are editable.

✔️This product assumes familiarity with the Depth & Complexity framework, but if you don't use it, you can just ignore the symbols.

✔️There are two pages of special helps for using the resource in Google Classroom™. Not all of the pages are in the Google Slides version because they're teacher resources or black and white versions.

Connect with me!

✨ Come on over to Facebook or Instagram and join in the Gifted Guru ideas and tips fun! ✨ Be sure to follow my TpT store by clicking on the red ‘Follow Me’ next to my Seller picture to receive notifications of new products and upcoming sales. New products are 50% off for the first 48 hours, so stay in the know!

Total Pages
90 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up