This is why I was so excited to read in my email today that Google is moving Google + Pictures to Google Drive! Most of the teachers in my district are becoming comfortable with using and navigating Google Drive. Having a folder labeled "Google Photos" will increase their ability to share photos via their Google Sites and Google Blogger.
So, PPS Staff, according to the Google release notes:
"This feature will start rolling out for consumers today in Drive for Android, iOS and the web, and will roll out gradually to Apps customers in the coming weeks. A notification in Drive will give people the option to add a Google Photos folder to My Drive, allowing them to manage their photos and videos alongside other types of files if they so choose. Existing Google+ Photos users will notice their photos and videos available in Drive in the coming weeks."
If you get a notice asking you to add a Google Photos folder to My Drive, make sure you "Allow"!