Visitation Academy strives to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies to enhance learning in all curriculum areas! We are very excited to announce we have added a Makerspace in our school. Mrs. Monticello and Ms. McAllister will oversee the use of the space. What is a Makerspace? A Makerspace provides hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. The Makerspace will be part of the students' subject curriculum and contains a variety of materials such as: hand tools, sewing machines, cardboard, tape, craft sticks, Legos, Kinects, etc. There will be many technologies used: iPads, Chromebooks, 3D Printer with Tinkercad, Dash and Dot Robots, Sphero Minis, Ozobots, Lego Kits, Cubelets, Makey Makey, Snap Circuits, Arduino, and Squishy Circuits. By working in our Makerspace our students' creativity, hands-on, and critical thinking skills will shine! Letters will go home with students explaining Makerspace Procedures and Expectations so they will use the space in a safe, careful and respectful manner.
Smart Boards and Promethean ActivPanels
These award-winning products help teachers bring more collaboration and interactivity into the classroom. Because these products are so easy to use, teachers can quickly incorporate them into their teaching to transform student learning and increase engagement.
A special thank you to Mr. William McGee for all his help this summer setting up the Makerspace and with so much more!
A recycling box has been set up in the Computer Lab through Evolve Recycling. They recycle printer cartridges and small electronics. Below is the link and information.
Evolve Recycling pays organizations cash for depleted ink and toner cartridges, used cell phones, and other small electronics. Evolve then re-manufactures or recycles those unused assets – keeping millions of pounds of waste out of landfills each year.
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