Press Release: June 30, 2009

HP Advances Teaching and Learning in the Classroom

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2009

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In an effort to further technology integration in schools and enhance student learning, HP today made several education-related announcements at the National Educational Computing Conference.

  • A Missouri school district has deployed 6,000 HP Mini 2140 Notebook PCs to its K-12 students.
  • The recently announced HP Mini 5101 offers comfortable computing for students.
  • HP has expanded its program of innovative professional development classes for teachers.
  • HP Innovations in Education grant initiative awards recipients have been announced.

“HP is committed to providing schools with technology solutions that positively impact and engage students in digital learning environments,” said Lisa Baker, director, Education Marketing, HP. “Mastering such skills early on translates to success later in life through internships, higher education and beyond in the working world.”

School district deploys 6,000 HP Mini 2140 Notebook PCs for classrooms

Small and ultra-portable, the HP Mini Notebook PC was designed to meet educators’ needs and is the practical answer to the one-to-one computing requirements of the classroom.

The use of HP Mini as a one-to-one computing solution promotes student collaboration, problem solving and creative skills, which will prepare students to live, learn and work in an information-rich society. This is why the North Kansas City (Mo.) School District is deploying 6,000 HP Mini 2140 Notebook PCs to its K-12 students.

“Our relationship with HP will allow us to afford state-of-the-art products and achieve greater educational reach than ever before,“ said Janet Herdman, executive director, Information and Technology Services, North Kansas City Schools. “Students will interact with their schoolwork in completely new ways when they have access to multimedia tools, project-based lessons and Internet resources.”

HP Mini 5101 and comfortable computing for students

The HP Mini 5101, HP’s latest addition to the Mini Notebook family, offers a fully integrated 2-megapixel webcam as well as the ability to participate in web conferencing and video-enhanced instant messaging with classmates.(1) Video clips can even be added to presentations, documents and emails to create and effectively communicate messages or information.

Weighing slightly more than 2.5 pounds,(2) the Mini 5101 is smaller and lighter than many textbooks, leading to lighter backpacks and better posture. The Mini 5101 also features a durable anodized aluminum that makes it easy to grab and go without worrying about scratches.

Most computers are designed for adults, which means children often need to adopt awkward or uncomfortable positions to use them. HP is creating comfortable desktop computing products for students, ergonomically designed to ensure learning is not disrupted by discomfort or at the cost of children’s health.

HP’s comfortable computing offerings include the HP Mini-Keyboard, which positions the mouse in a more natural position. With the HP L1945w 19-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor, HP L2245w 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor and HP Integrated Work Center Solution, children can adjust height, tilt and swivel settings to find a position that is comfortable for them.

Innovative professional development classes for teachers

HP and KNS (Knowledge Network Solutions) have teamed to expand the portfolio of professional development courses offered by HP. The new set of courses is designed to help teachers integrate technology into their curricula using student-centered instruction and project-based learning.

Based on Microsoft® education solutions and the Adobe® Digital School Collection – an affordable, comprehensive, K-12-specific software collection sold by HP – these new courses help teachers and students learn to use industry-standard applications such as Adobe Photoshop®, Premiere and Acrobat® to develop digital storytelling skills and to create digital portfolios. Microsoft software such as OneNote, Office Live, Word Mobile and Movie Maker help students prepare for college and careers.

HP Innovations in Education grant initiative awards

HP recently announced a $6.7 million social investment in school districts throughout the United States as part of the prestigious HP Innovations in Education grant program. Each of the selected 25 school districts will receive a grant of equipment and cash valued at more than $270,000. The award package includes technologies such as wireless HP tablet PCs, wide-format HP Designjet printers, high-power mobile workstations, HP Mini notebook PCs and HP graphing calculators, as well as professional development from the International Society for Technology in Education.

Grant recipients will use the technology in innovative ways to enhance the math and science academic achievement and high-tech career awareness of students in grades six through 12.

Through the global HP Innovations in Education initiative, HP is investing more than $20 million in schools and universities in 28 countries.

More information on HP education products and solutions is available at www.hp.com/go/k12 (K-12 education) and www.hp.com/go/hied (higher education).

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(1) Wireless access point and Internet service required and sold separately. Availability of public wireless access points limited.

(2) Weight will vary by configuration.


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Jim Christensen, HP: jim.christensen@hp.com

Dolleen Casey, Edelman for HP: dolleen.casey@edelman.com

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