Emile Ferlisi
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What's the Greatest Edtech Tool?

Posted on May 9, 2016 at 2:39pm 1 Comment

For a little over 14 months, I've spent more time than I'd like to admit scouring the internet (with a heavy focus on twitter) looking for great edtech ideas and tools. I've been reading articles from well-known and followed 'gurus' and many lesser-known yet often equally insightful educators. I've learned a lot; through my TLLP I've been given the chance to lead a team of educators who are willing to take risks and who are comfortable trying approaches where success isn't guaranteed. Though…


Reaching out for Opinions with Zaption

Posted on April 14, 2016 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

In mid February, after watching a video called 'The Voice of the Active Learner' during a presentation from the DPCDSB technology coaches, I put together a Zaption designed to find out how educators feel about the rapidly evolving world of digital learning. I specifically wanted to get honest opinions and responses from educators about the concept of the 'digital native' and how we can improve or, at the very least, alter some of our teaching methods to support the context that today's…


Our Second TLLP Meeting

Posted on April 14, 2016 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

On February 16, our TLLP team had our long-awaited second meeting. Up to this point we'd been collaborating through informal discussions and meetings, through twitter and right here, on Teach Ontario. At our second meeting, tweeting and texting wasn't going to be enough; each team member had about 15 minutes to explain how they'd effectively incorporated a digital tool into their teaching practice. Prior to team presentations, I led the group through discussion around leadership and…


How Technology Helps us Know our Learners

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

'How Technology Helps us Know Our Learners'  first posted in "Effective Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age" on October 8th, 2015

To be effective educators, we must know our students. An obvious statement, but something that we need to focus on nonetheless. Beyond the necessary elements of creating a welcoming, positive, inclusive and accepting learning environment we must also build rapport with our students on a personal level. Once we have these basics covered (and…


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At 5:30am on May 6, 2015, Jim Strachan said…

Welcome Emile -- looking forward to learning with you here -- all the best!



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