Visitation of Our Lady School

Carolyn Levet - Principal

Inspiring Catholic Faith and Principles While Encouraging Academic Excellence

Visitation of Our Lady School

Carolyn Levet - Principal

Inspiring Catholic Faith and Principles While Encouraging Academic Excellence

Technology

Visitation of Our Lady uses technology to enhance student learning and to support teachers and the school administration.

Technology highlights

VOLnet

Visitation of Our Lady has an extensive computer network that spans 13 buildings.

The Archdiocese of New Orleans provides content filtered Internet access to VOL. Internet access is also filtered for content internally at Visitation.

Students and teachers at Visitation have access to a great deal of school information over the school intranet. Students use the computer network for research using the on-line edition of the World Book Encyclopedia, search engines and other on-line educational resources and use a variety of educational software.

Acceptable Use Policy

A parent or legal guardian must read the VOL Computer, Network and Internet Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and sign the Parental or Guardian AUP Consent Form before students may use networked VOL computers. This form must be signed at the school and is good for as long as a student attends VOL. Students are provided with a copy of the Student Computer Rules, which is a simplified version of the AUP.

Computer Labs

There are two computer labs. The primary lab is used by students in 4th - 8th grades for research, projects and exploratory classes. The second lab is used by younger students in skills development (typing, math, language arts, etc.) and has a variety of educational software.

Computer Exploratory Classes

All 7th and 8th grade students take a computer exploratory class.

Students in the 7th and 8th grade exploratory classes learn proper techniques for conducting Internet-based research using a variety of tools such as online encyclopedias, search engines (Google), periodocal databases (EBSCO) and selected web sites. Students will learn to select the correct tool for the type of rescarch needed and to be critical in evaluating the quality of items returned by these research tools. To put these skills to use, students are assigned a variety of research projects. Some of these projects will be graded in other classes.