Visitation Academy
     ...we are called to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with our God.

     222 N. Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ 201-262-6067




 
Faculty & Staff
Computer Lab Procedures and Expectations (pdf)
Student Handbook Section V Technology (pdf)
CHROMEBOOK USAGE AGREEMENT (pdf)
Websites for Students
Computer Class - Programming

Mrs. Monticello

Welcome to Computer Technology! 

WHERE TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE IS JUST A  CLICK, TAP and SWIPE  AWAY!  

It's going to be a great year! 


December 3-9, 2018

Computer Science  
Education Week. 

Students in grades K-8 will participate in Hour of Code Activities by visiting code.org/learn !

For more information on Hour of Code, click the symbol below.


Our Computer Lab contains Windows 8.1 computers with Microsoft Office, a Scanner, Promethean ActivPanel, Color and Black and White Printers! 

Email: dmonticello@visitationacademyparamus.org 
Classes taught: Computers Grades K-8   

Welcome to my webpage! I am the Computer Teacher and Technology Integrator for Visitation Academy. This is my eleventh year at the school. I am a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a degree in Elementary Education and have over 25 years experience in computer technology.  My past experience includes working as a computer trainer and network administrator for Panasonic and Equitable Life.  Additionally, I taught computer engineering to elementary school students at the Gifted Child Society, was the Computer Teacher at Garfield Catholic Academy, and a private school in New York.

My students will use Computers and Microsoft Office, the Internet, iPads, Chromebooks, Promethean ActivPanel and Google G-Suite  (Google Apps) to complete many school and holiday-related projects. I continue to work with our faculty on student projects, STEM and integrating technologies, such as iPads, SmartBoards, Promethean Panels and Chromebooks to enhance their curriculum.  

Please refer to Section V of the Student Handbook to view responsible and acceptable use of the internet and technology.

Also, please review the CHROMEBOOK USAGE AGREEMENT  for Grades 4-5 and middle school students.


At Visitation Academy all students from Grades K through 8 receive formal computer instruction once a week for a period of 45 minutes.
 

  • All students practice keyboarding skills for the first 10 minutes of each session.  Grades K-3 use Tux Typing and students in Grades 4-8 use Typing Club, the Chrome App to learn touch typing using the home row.
  • Students in Grades K-1 use Kid Pix Deluxe and students in Grades 2-8 use MicrosoftOffice to complete a variety of school related and seasonal projects. 
  • Students learn research strategies on the Internet and also learn responsible use of technology.
  • Students in Grades 4-5 as well as Middle School Students use
    Google G-Suite  (formerly called Google Apps for Education)
  • Students learn and practice computer programming skills by visiting code.org and Scratch.
  • Additionally, students use Kidspiration to develop strong thinking skills, strengthen reading and writing skills, and build conceptual understanding in math.
Please send in a folder containing paper and headphones in a ziplock bag with the student's full name and grade written on the bag.
 
In order for the computer lab to be a successful learning environment, all students will follow the Computer Lab Procedures and Expectations.