At the beginning of my Technology course, I have students introduce themselves through a Google Slides slideshow. This slideshow serves both as the first project of the semester and as an important icebreaker where students are able to teach the class about themselves and bond over mutual interests and backgrounds.
Categories include "About You", "Hobbies and Interests", "Cultural Background", and "Technology Background".
Students really love this activity, and barely think of it as a project! Still, it serves as a good opportunity to ascertain your students' reading, writing, and technology skills.