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




 
MOMMY AND ME!
SPANISH HERITAGE DAY!
1st Day of School
CLASS OF 2019!
Grandparents Breakfast
St. Jude's Arcade
MAY CROWNING
8th grade Oceanology Trip
Mother Daughter Brunch
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK PICTURES!
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA!
Thanksgiving Food Drive
ALL SAINTS DAY!
Living Rosary
St. Joseph's Scholastic Olympics!
Paramus Fire Department
MATH MANIA!
MAKER SPACE PROJECTS!
COLD CASE FILE
MAKER SPACE ROOM!
Graduation 2018
Grandparent Breakfast
STREAM Team!
Mothers Day Tea
Wizard of Oz

MAKER SPACE ROOM!

Welcome to Visitation Academy's Makerspace!

 

Students will have opportunities to work collaboratively and respectfully with their fellow classmates to be inventors and design engineers!

The Makerspace will be part of 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!

Please refer to the Makerspace Procedures and Expectations .


Innovations in Catholic Education Award!

 

News from Mrs. Monticello!

Last year, Ms. Harrigan and I attended a Makerspace workshop which focused on the benefits of implementing makerspaces in schools to provide students additional opportunities for hands-on STEM activities involving collaboration, design and creativity.

We introduced our makerspace to the school community in mid-Sept of 2018. Ms. McAllister and I work closely with faculty in Early Childhood - 8th Grade to plan STEM challenges and activities that are relevant to the teachers' curriculum areas. Faculty members are asked to submit lesson plans which assist them in planning relevant activities. Faculty members then schedule a time for their students to visit the makerspace bi-monthly with them present.  Ms. McAlister and I provide hands-on assistance to faculty and students while they are using the space.

2018-12-11 from Visitation Academy Tech Projects on Vimeo .

STREAM Activity: Making Bristlebots in the Makerspace! -  8th grade students worked in pairs to build “bristlbot” robots.

What is a bristlebot? It's a simple, small robot created using the head of a toothbrush, pipe cleaners, wiggly eyes, double-sided tape, a vibrating motor and a small coin cell battery. While following the steps to construct it, they reviewed circuitry skills; how properly connecting the metal wires of the motor to the positive and negative sides of the battery caused motion. The robot moved by vibrating its body. Through trial and error and by changing the position of some components, they discovered how the speed and direction of the bristlebot was effected.

Second grade students were invited to share in this activity. Second grade learned how battery-operated objects work and each team were able to see their bristlebots come alive.

Maker Space STREAM Activity from Visitation Academy Tech Projects on Vimeo .