Student Services

Technology at Woodlynde

Woodlynde School believes the use of powerful, innovative technologies in classrooms led by well-trained and dedicated educators helps provide our students with the skills and strategies they require to be ready for college and ready for life.

Laptops

Woodlynde has a 1-to-1 laptop program for all its students. Every student in the school, from kindergarten to grade 12, is assigned a laptop for use in school; students in grades 6-12 can take their laptops home after school. All Woodlynde laptops have touchscreens, can convert to tablets, are pen enabled, and are replaced on a rotating basis so that no Woodlynde student laptop is more than four years old.

Software

Woodlynde utilizes a Microsoft environment. All Woodlynde laptops run the latest version of the Windows operating system. Additionally, each Woodlynde laptop features a wide range of software, either installed on the laptop or available through the web, to assist students with diverse learning styles and provide them with experience and training on productivity programs that they will encounter in college as well as in their lives. Please click on a software area below to discover what programs are installed on each laptop.

Software Programs

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  • Assistive Technology and Productivity

    Read & Write Gold
    Dragon
    Wynn
    Learning Ally
    Brain Pop
    Discovery Education
    Google Docs
    Microsoft Office 365 Program Suite
    Noodle Tools
    FX Equation
    FX Draw
    FX Stat
    FX Graph
    FX Chem
    Google Chrome
    Microsoft Edge
    Mozilla Firefox
    Read Live
    Skype for Business
    Overdrive
    Smart Notebook
    Typing Pal
    ALEKS
    Desmos
  • Creativity

    Bridge Designer
    Inspiration
    Microsoft Research AutoCollage
    Audacity
    Paint 3D
    Adobe Animate
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Dreamweaver
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Premier Pro
    Adobe After Effects
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Microsoft Publisher
    Microsoft OneNote
  • Programming and Robotics

    GameMaker Studio 2
    Scratch
    Kodu Game Lab
    Greenfoot
    Java Mission Control
    jEdit
    NetBeans
    Processing
    Vex\Easy C
    Finch Robots
    MIT App Inventor

A Sampling of Our Assistive Technology Programs

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  • Learning Ally

    Learning Ally is the world's largest library of audio textbooks and literature. Many of the textbooks Woodlynde students use are available through Learning Ally. By listening to the book while following along visually with the text, students improve reading comprehension, increase vocabulary, and improve fluency.
  • Read Live

    Read Live is a web-based intervention and assessment program. It provides students with differentiated instruction that supports fluency, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension. Students learn key vocabulary important to the stories they are reading and make predictions about what will happen next. Students learn proper pronunciation, expression, and phrasing by quietly reading aloud with a recording of the story.
  • DESMOS

    DESMOS is a web-based graphing and teaching program. At Woodlynde, students use this tool for plotting equations, classroom activities, connecting mathematical concepts to concrete, real-world shapes, and more. Our teachers find it beneficial as it can be used as an assessment tool that allows students to explore content without the traditional teacher-at-the-front-of-the-room format. Students can explore sorting through different pieces, teachers can embed video and pictures for students to work through, and as the full lesson is built, teachers can pause it for the whole class to go over a concept or pause it for an individual student to provide support in a certain area.
  • Read and Write Gold

    Read and Write Gold offers support with reading text out loud, understanding words, researching assignments, and proofing written work. By listening to something they've just written, students are able to find the errors in it rather quickly.
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking

    Dragon assists students with language-based learning differences by turning spoken words into printed words. Many students with language-based learning differences experience difficulty transferring their ideas to writing, and Dragon allows the writing process to become easier and more efficient. Students speak into a headset or microphone as the software turns their speech into words on their computer screen.
  • WYNN

    WYNN is a literacy software tool aimed to enhance success for students with reading and writing challenges. The program highlights text as it is read, transforming printed text into understandable information and improving reading and writing fluency, encoding and decoding, and comprehension.

onCampus, GoogleDrive, & OneDrive

Woodlynde’s student information system, onCampus, allows both parents and students to access classwork, homework, announcements, and student grades from any computer in the world. All Woodlynde students have access to almost unlimited cloud-based storage in both Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. 
    • Woodlynde Integrates Technology Into the Classroom

Classrooms

Woodlynde has Smart interactive TVs or SMART Boards® in all its classrooms. Woodlynde is also one-hundred percent Wi-Fi enabled, providing students a high-speed network for their school laptops and a guest network for their personal devices.

Class Offerings

Woodlynde offers technology education as part of regular class instruction and as separate technology-oriented class offerings. Woodlynde uses assistive technology, productivity, and creativity software across all grade levels to assist and enrich class content. Middle school students take a mandatory technology elective to help prepare them for the increased use of technology they will experience as they progress through school. In Upper School, students who wish to have a more intensive technology experience can choose classes that teach programming, web design, game design, video editing, and robotics.

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Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.