Joint Education Venture Pairs Riverdeep and Microsoft; Collaborative effort to help students succeed throughout school districts.SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden & ORLANDO, Fla. -- Improving academic achievement is the key objective behind a unique relationship between Riverdeep and Microsoft, Riverdeep announced today at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC FETC Federal Energy Technology Center
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The joint education venture integrates the Riverdeep Learning Village(R) instructional portal and outstanding Destination Success(R) content and curriculum with Microsoft Office Microsoft's primary desktop applications for Windows and Mac. Depending on the package, it includes some combination of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook along with various Internet and other utilities. SharePoint Portal Server (1) A network server that deploys portal services to a public Web site or internal intranet. See portal.
(2) An application that is used to develop, deliver and maintain a Web portal. 2003 to give educators and students greater online access to educational resources that can help children succeed in school.
"Partnering with Microsoft to deliver Riverdeep Learning Village and Destination Success through SharePoint technologies leverages the significant investment that many school districts have already made in their technology infrastructure, and connects it to the learning experience," said Gail Elizabeth Pierson, Riverdeep's chief education officer. "Working together, we will deliver a world-class education solution that will have broad impact on districts nationwide."
The first project the two companies are working on together is a collaborative effort that allows selected school districts in Florida This is a complete list of school districts in the state of Florida.
Generally speaking, K-12 school districts in the state of Florida correlate with county boundaries and encompass all cities and municipalities contained within. to leverage their current Microsoft technology infrastructure with the Riverdeep Learning Village portal. This collaboration sets the stage for transforming the process of delivering, using and managing Riverdeep's learning resources across all school districts and creates a stronger connection between content, curriculum and learners. Microsoft's SharePoint environment provides the communication and collaboration framework, Office integration, single sign-on An identification system that lets users log into multiple Web sites on the Internet with one username and password. Single sign-on systems are also used within an enterprise, enabling users to access all authorized resources in the local network using the same username and password. capability and other core services The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter.
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Delivered through Microsoft's SharePoint platform, the Riverdeep Learning Village instructional solution, along with integrated Destination Success content, will reach every teacher, student, parent and administrator in the school system. Projects in pilot districts will be launched before the end of this school year.
"Districts understand the value of their existing technology investments as well as the need to deliver exceptional learning resources. Our partnership with Riverdeep provides school districts with the opportunity to maximize their existing technology and, at the same time, meet the most important needs of teachers and students," said Anthony Salcito, general manager Education, Microsoft.
"We expect this pilot project has the potential to fundamentally change the expectations school districts have about learning resources, accountability and assessment and the technology to deliver it," added Salcito.
The Riverdeep Learning Village/SharePoint pilot project in Florida represents the first of many mutual development opportunities between Riverdeep and Microsoft. Also under consideration are versions of Riverdeep's award-winning KidPix(R) and The PrintShop(R) products to take advantage of the next generation Microsoft operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. , Windows. Collaboration also is underway to deliver Riverdeep's touch-screen learning content on Microsoft's new Ultra-Mobile PC A lightweight, small tablet PC with an on-screen keyboard introduced in 2006. Weighing two pounds or less and using a hard drive for all content, the Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) runs under the Windows Tablet PC operating system with Touch Pack software. , formerly codenamed "Origami The code name for Microsoft's Ultra-Mobile PC. See Ultra-Mobile PC. ."
"We believe our partnership with Microsoft provides Riverdeep and our customers with new solutions today and in the future that will have a tremendous, positive impact on teaching and learning," said Pierson.
About Riverdeep Learning Village(R)
Riverdeep Learning Village is a web-based instructional portal for communication, collaboration, teaching and professional development. It features state-of-the-art assessment and management tools, outstanding content and curriculum, powerful professional development capabilities, and district-wide customization activities that enable teachers to perform more effectively, administrators to manage better, and parents to be more involved in their children's education.
About Destination Success(R)
Destination Success is a new approach to reading and math instruction that lets teachers effectively individualize in·di·vid·u·al·ize
tr.v. in·di·vid·u·al·ized, in·di·vid·u·al·iz·ing, in·di·vid·u·al·iz·es
1. To give individuality to.
2. To consider or treat individually; particularize.
3. instruction in a real-world classroom. The program combines standards based assessment, learning management, award-winning courseware and professional development to help schools raise test scores, even for at-risk students The term at-risk students is used to describe students who are "at risk" of failing academically, for one or more of any several reasons. The term can be used to describe a wide variety of students, including,
Riverdeep Inc., A Limited Liability Company, with offices in San Francisco, California “San Francisco” redirects here. For other uses, see San Francisco (disambiguation).
The City and County of San Francisco (EN IPA: [sænfrənˈsɪskoʊ] , Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dublin (Ireland) and Manchester (United Kingdom) is a leading publisher of interactive products focusing on education and personal productivity for the consumer and school markets. Riverdeep's rich portfolio of interactive award-winning products feature such well-known brands as the Destination Success(R) solution, which includes Destination Math(R) and Destination Reading(R); The Print Shop(R); Reader Rabbit(R) and Kid Pix(R). For more information, call toll free 888-242-6747 or visit www.riverdeep.net.