News-O-Matic, Daily For Schools 2013-14. Literacy & Nonfiction Reading
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** An excellent way to incorporate daily current events into your classroom – Common Sense Media **
** Best App for Teaching & Learning 2013 by AASL **
** Common Core State Standards Aligned **
Here is what users say about News-O-Matic:
“In my ten years of teaching I have never come across a publication that was this effective in capturing the attention of the student and making them want to learn and understand more.” – LB, Philadelphia Public School Teacher
“I think the stories you write are amazing. It’s funny because I hate reading but yet I’m excited to see what you wrote." – Rae, age 8
“News-O-Matic has emerged as a state of the art app that will change the way kids interact with broadcast news.” – Teachers With Apps
“News-O-Matic is a nice way to introduce topical events and world news in the classroom.” – Education World
“I feel the need to use resources that are timely. But it is difficult to find articles that contain a) content appropriate for intermediate students or b) written at an appropriate comprehension level. News-O-Matic surprised me with both.” – The iPod Teacher
Whether your students enjoy reading about sports, science, world news, or wacky events, News-O-Matic delivers what’s making the news! Our mission is to make learning more engaging, active, and personal.
This nonfiction reading comprehension app publishes five news stories each weekday! The stories range in length and difficulty to create opportunities for differentiated instruction. Readers learn what happened on this date in history through an educational game and write or draw to Editor-in-Chief Russ in the News Room. Each edition gives you access to a Teacher’s Guide.
Each daily edition features:
* Five dynamic news articles
* Rich and detailed images, videos, and illustrations
* Informative maps relating the user to the location of every story
* News Room for drawing or asking questions about the news
* An interactive history-based timeline
* Puzzles, games, fun facts, and many other elements for discovery
* Audio support for challenging vocabulary and full stories read aloud
News-O-Matic is 100% ad-free.
Written by experienced journalists and educators, News-O-Matic is used in schools around the world! All articles are reviewed by a child psychologist before publication to ensure emotionally safe content.
Purchase now for the 2013–2014 school year! The app is available through Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP).
The News-O-Matic, Daily for Schools 2013–14 Teacher’s Guide includes questions related to the text and suggested discussion prompts. It provides ideas and activities to serve as a springboard to enrich learning. Each Teacher’s Guide contains several assessment questions correlated to the Common Core State Standards, along with a graphic organizer.
The publisher of this daily news application is Press4Kids, Inc.
To learn more about us, please visit us at www.press4Kids.com
What's New in Version 3.1
New “Read to Me” feature: complete stories read aloud.
Improved user experience:
- Enhanced performance and navigation
- Easier access to past editions
App now accessible from all Apple mobile devices: iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Feb 17, 2014
- Version: 3.1
- Size: 65.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: PRESS4KIDS INC
- © Press4Kids, Inc. 2013
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.