Visitation of Our Lady uses technology to enhance student
learning and to support teachers and the school administration.
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.
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.
There are two computer labs. The primary lab is used
by students in 4th - 7th 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 6th and 7th grade students
take a computer exploratory class.
Students in the 6th and 7th 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.