Technology & Personalized Learning

The Upper Arlington City School District is a premier school district in Ohio and in the nation. Our legacy is built upon a history of focusing on what matters most for our students and taking a leadership position in education. 

Under the visionary leadership of the Upper Arlington Board of Education, the district launched a one-to-one technology program in December 2016 as part of our innovative strategic plan. One of the five goals in this community-developed strategic plan is the personalization of learning for all students. The district believes that it is essential to personalize learning to provide students with the tools and the opportunities that will both enhance educational experiences and ensure their readiness for the next phase of their lives.

Through the district's one-to-one technology program, students in kindergarten through grade 12 receive district-owned devices to use as tools to personalize their learning experience and support their success.

Technology Quick Links and Tips

PowerSchool

PowerSchool provides access to grades, schedules and attendance information for families of students in kindergarten through grade 12. It is the most important resource for monitoring your student's progress and finding missing assignments.  

Here is a short video that walks through the most essential features in PowerSchool for families including:

  • Logging into the parent portal

  • Monitoring grades for classes and for individual assignments

  • Finding all missing assignments in one place

  • Setting up email notifications

If you don't know how to access your account, please contact your student's school, and we can help!

Seesaw (K-3)

Seesaw is our learning management system / digital portfolio platform for students in kindergarten through third grade.

  • Designed for young learners, Seesaw allows students to easily capture and demonstrate learning. Families can then see their child’s work and leave comments and encouragement.

  • Seesaw is a simple way for teachers and students to record and share what's happening in the classroom.

  • More information on Seesaw is available here.

Canvas (Grades 4-12)

Canvas is our learning management system for students in grades 4-12. It is a secure site in which students, teachers and parents can communicate about class experiences. Students can access Canvas through ClassLink, the Canvas Student app installed on their school iPad, or by using the link below.

Zoom for Students

Zoom is the video meeting solution adopted by UA Schools. 


Students do not need Zoom Accounts!

  • Teachers will schedule Zoom Meetings and share a link, inviting students to join their meeting at the scheduled time. Teachers can share these links through email messages, or by posting them in their Seesaw or Canvas courses.

  • Zoom allows anyone to create a free Zoom account, however our students do not need to do this. If they create an account with Zoom, we have no access to managing those accounts or ability to reset passwords for them, even if they use their uaschools.org address to sign up.

More information on using Zoom is available here.

Mobile Learning Backgrounds

Here are some fun UA backgrounds you can use as wallpaper images on your iPad, or as virtual backgrounds in Zoom meetings, or both! 

UA Mobile Learning Resources

Resources to support learning and help you get the most out of your iPad and other technology tools

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your questions about keyboards, the iPad cases, charging your iPad, and more!

What if something doesn't work?

Here are some tips for things to try in case something does not work as expected with your student's technology.

If these steps do not help, please reach out to [email protected].

Contact Information

Andy Hatton, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent of Learning and Leadership
[email protected]
 
M. Denise Lutz
Chief Technology Officer
[email protected]

Keith Pomeroy
Chief Academic Officer
[email protected]

Michelle Banks
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
[email protected]

Learning Technologies Survey

Our district wants to ensure that our one-to-one technology program has a positive impact on learning outcomes for all students. To inform our instructional practices, we gather data each year on hoow frequently five key elements of student learning - teamwork, critical thinking, personalized learning, communication and creation, and real-world engagemeent - are enhanced by technology in the classroom.
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