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Students Take Aim at Antiquated Classroom Technology with ‘Mock a Difference’ Campaign

Students across Ontario are increasing pressure on teachers to upgrade their antiquated teaching habits as the “Mock a Difference” (MaD) movement gains momentum.
Feeling they have waited far too long, Ontario students have begun to take educational technology reform into their own hands. The MaD movement simply exhorts students to hurl light hearted but serious mockery on teachers whenever they use antiquated technology in the classroom.
Students’ irritation and anger about the usage of 19th century classroom technologies has begun to boil over into action. “I mean seriously! In what workplace do people drag a white mineral across a black surface in order to write something for a group to see?” said one student shaking his head. “Is this a cave?”

Another student, concerned about the disconnect between education and the workplace said, “Sure, there are still a lot of paper forms in some workplaces around the country, but who writes more than a sentence on paper these days? And lined p…