NBA, HP Launch Grant Competition

 HP and NBA executives were joined by All-Star Antawn Jamison at Jefferson Junior High School in Washington, D.C., to launch the competition, which ends Nov. 20.
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HP and the National Basketball Association today tipped off the HP Digital Assist education grant competition. HP and NBA executives were joined by All-Star Antawn Jamison at Jefferson Junior High School in Washington, D.C., to launch the competition, which ends Nov. 20.

More than 5,000 students from approximately 100 selected Title 1 middle schools in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C., will compete for grants worth more than $80,000 in HP mobile digital classroom technology, NBA tickets and merchandise, visits from NBA stars and other awards.

The competition invites student teams to create projects that make classroom concepts real and relevant to the outside world by combining the power of technology and the excitement of NBA basketball. These projects will allow students to demonstrate how they learn best and – through a public competition website at www.hpdigitalassist.com – enable other students and teachers to benefit as well.

Participating schools will each receive two HP Tablet PCs and an HP PhotoSmart All-in-One Printer with which student teams will develop sports- or basketball-themed digital media projects that demonstrate their knowledge of math, science, or reading.

HP, NBA Cares, team representatives and education experts from the International Society for Technology in Education will announce the six regional winners of the HP mobile digital classroom grants including HP Tablet PCs, mobile storage cart, wireless and printing technology, and teacher professional development in December 2009.

For more information, visit www.hpdigitalassist.com.

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