Diversity Education SMART Board™ Teaching Package (Download)
by Stephanie Mitelman, M.A., CSE, AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator
This package of 4 lessons uses the SMART Board™ to encourage and guide friendly, open discussions about sexual orientation, gender, and homophobic bullying.
Through these activities, students will consider multiple LGBT perspectives and concerns, learning how their actions may impact others and moving toward making their school a safe space for all students.
You get the PDF version of the file, and the SMART Board™ Programmed files for each lesson.
“That’s So Gay” SMART Board™ Classroom Activity
Students will become more aware of their homophobic or transphobic language by being asked to identify which statements are insults and which are okay to say. They will drag situations to “Insult” “Okay” or “Neutral” and discuss their perspectives. The resource is adaptable, but mixes whole class and small group activities to encourage discussion at various levels.
Beyond Pink and Blue SMART Board™ Classroom Activity
This activity aims to break down the assumptions students hold about gender, roles, and stereotypes. Students will use the SMART Board™ to show that they agree, disagree, or are neutral on statements about men and women and discuss their choices. The resource is adaptable, but mixes whole class and small group activities to encourage discussion at various levels.
Taking it for Granted SMART Board™ Classroom Activity
This activity explores some of the actions that are difficult for gay, lesbian, and bisexual students that heterosexual students may take for granted. Students will decide if certain actions are easier for people in opposite-sex or same-sex relationships, or equally difficult. The resource is adaptable, but mixes whole class and small group activities to encourage discussion at various levels.
Cool Scenes Diversity SMART Board™ Classroom Activity
This activity introduces students to different scenarios related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and asks whether perspectives are “cool” or “not cool.” This will promote a discussion on whether certain actions are homophobic or transphobic, a first step to creating a safe space. Can be used in small groups or as a class.
P.S. This is the E-version of the collective 4 program set . It contains the same contents as the Print version of the same program.
P.S.S. If you would like to also purchase the Print of the same program please follow the link to Diversity Education Teaching Package
What is SMART Board™ Technology?
The SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard is touch sensitive and operates as part of a system that includes a computer and a projector. A SMART Board is one brand of interactive whiteboard.
The projector displays what is open on the computer and, rather than using a mouse or keyboard (although you can use those also), the SMART Board is a touch screen, which allows you to manipulate anything on the screen using your fingers.
What are the Benefits to Use SMART Boards in the Classroom
- Minimize the need for eyes on the back of your head.
- Waking up students with smart technology.
- Provide academic and digital learning.
- Improve classroom management.
- Build motion into lessons.
- Multiple choice tests.