The 2016 Summer Olympics may be over, but school superintendents in America are still going for the gold. If you are a creative teacher, you need to be careful and know your ideas will become the property of the school district. And they can make money on them. It is called “intellectual property” or IP for short.
This is especially important if a teacher develops software, but anything special a teacher does, including work that aligns with standards, may be used by the school district to make money.
I’ve mentioned this before, but it is worth noting again. Superintendents are looking for teacher-made ideas to turn into commercial products to make money for the school district.