Each child in Upper Arlington Schools receives a district-issued device (iPad) to use as a tool to support and enhance their learning at school and at home. Elementary students use their district-issued devices for academic experiences that provide practice, collaborative engagement, and creative displays of knowledge and skills. They also use the devices for assessments and state testing. Students also have the ability to continue to use the device throughout the summer for additional learning experiences.
Our UA Kiosk hosts teacher- and district-approved grade-level apps available for students to install on their devices. They do not have access to the Apple App store, so they cannot download or purchase apps, music, etc.
Many of our teachers have received Apple Teacher Certification and each building has a media specialist who is also a Certified Apple Learning Specialist. Together, these highly qualified adults work to merge the curriculum with technology, when appropriate, to ensure students are experiencing and gaining the skill sets needed for their grade level as defined by the Ohio Technology Standards and Library Media Standards.