NBA, HP Launch HP Digital Assist Competition

09.17.09 - Jamison NBA HP Digital Assist 250HP and the NBA have tipped off the HP Digital Assist education grant competition earlier this week. HP and NBA executives were joined by Washington Wizards F Antawn Jamison at Jefferson Junior High School in 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 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 engaging students to combine the power of technology and the excitement of NBA basketball. In addition to enhancing learning, these projects will allow students to demonstrate how they learn best and – through a public competition Web site at – enable other students and teachers to benefit as well. HP and NBA Cares are working with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which will provide learning kits and judging rubrics for the competition and professional development for winning schools (NBA).