Here's a brief note reminding us about the Cube For Teachers resource. I checked into this after seeing it in the Ontario College of Teachers' magazine. They can include us in the "Cube" but we have to send a request directly, since our "board" isn't listed on the site. If you want to establish your account, let me know and I will assist you.
Below is a message I received from them about a new feature they have to establish an online PLN.
Cube For Teachers Introduces a Groups Feature
1800 teachers across the province have already discovered, Cube for Teachers
allows teachers to search for, share, and save links to internet resources which
will help them meet the needs of their students.
And now, Cube for
Teachers has introduced a powerful new feature: Groups. Teachers across the
province can now invite other teachers to form professional learning networks
(PLNs) inside Cube for Teachers.
The Group feature within Cube for
Teachers can be used:
a) to share resources
b) to share
c) for professional development
d) as a forum for
discussions on important educational topics
Educators Will Want to Use the Groups Feature:
teachers can now connect with others throughout the province on specific topics
or other areas of interest.
2. School departments can collaborate on
resources for various courses.
3. School administrators can invite their
staff to form groups for professional development.
4. Subject Council
members can share ideas, resource links and next steps.
can form PLNs with other administrators.
6. School Family representatives
can support each other and share ideas.
7. Faculties of Education
instructors can establish networks for their teacher candidates to share ideas,
resource links, and support each other.
8. New teachers (NTIP) can offer
support and ideas for each other.
9. Teachers can form groups to continue
collaborating after an in-service.
10. The Groups Feature helps make Cube
for Teachers the one-stop shop for Ontario teachers to collaborate!
welcome all Ontario educators to register with Cube For Teachers and try our
latest feature! Remember that The Cube is a secure community designed
exclusively for Ontario teachers. Teacher can search for, share, and save links
based on grade, course, subject, and expectations based on the Ontario
And please, spread the word! Refer a friend. Let others
know what a fabulous website www.cubeforteachers.com
has become. The greater the number of teachers who register and contribute to
the website, the more valuable it will be to you!