KINGSBURG – Kings River Union teacher Jen Hosler Real-time Reporting project earned her class a Ruiz 4 Kids Mini Grant for Teachers. Hosler was awarded $636 for the project and used the funds for a Go Pro camera.

“By giving my students the opportunity to use equipment that is becoming common place in our world, I am giving them the level-playing field they deserve when they walk into a high school with other students from a more urban middle school,” Hosler said.

Hosler’s eighth-grade students conducted research, wrote speeches and then used the camera equipment to record their presentations. Aside from reinforcing state standards such as writing, listening and speaking, the project allowed the students to record their debate and use the recordings for a critique afterward.

Ruiz 4 Kids Ambassador Blanca Santana said their organization enjoys helping teachers as they incorporate technology in every day instruction.

“Technology is constantly changing and we find more of it entering our daily lives,” Santana said. “We are proud to support teachers such as Ms. Hosler who are incorporating such tools into her classroom to enhance her students’ knowledge of technology while providing them a unique way of learning.”

Ruiz 4 Kids is a nonprofit organization founded in 1991 that works to fund scholarships for high school seniors and college students and the Mini Grants for Teachers program.

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