Lesson Spotlight: Google Sites
Students will be able to understand more about copyright friendly content so that they can respect intellectual property and avoid getting into trouble if they use content that isn’t copyright friendly if they are trying to profit off their content. I share a story about a former teacher who used an image on his site that was not copyright friendly and he was sued $300. I would imagine it could be worse. As our students venture off and become creators, they will want their content to be protected by copyright laws. With that said, students need to be taught about intellectual property early on if we want them to be students of integrity and principled citizens.
The skills they learn from this unit will give them a greater understanding of how to use Google Drive to help them store and share information. In this unit, they upload images, sound and video to a folder in Google Drive that gets them a special link to share on their site. Understanding how to navigate Google Drive will give them a variety of skills that can assist them in school and life. Students come back from high school and thank me for the skills they learned in my class and how they use them for a variety of classes.
After completing my lessons with your students, I would love your feedback on any of my units. Fill out the survey and I will randomly draw names for another free digital lesson at the end of each month. I encourage any educator who uses my resources to reach out to me if they have issues. I plan on dedicating my time to helping teachers to make their lives easier. I know how hard it is to be a teacher. We have so many hats to fill and teaching is only part of a teacher's job. I think back on my first years of teaching and am amazed how much technology has changed. I have spent a great deal of my free time to become more proficient with tech integration in the classroom. I have continued to modify my lessons to maximize the learning experience of my students. I find it challenging and very exciting. You can see student comments by visiting this link.