News-O-Matic, Daily Reading for Kids
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*** World Young Reader Prize 2015 (Editorial) - World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) ***
*** Teachers' Choice Award 2015 ***
*** One of The Best News Sources for Kids - Common Sense Media***
*** Best App for Teaching and Learning by AASL***
*** The first bilingual news app for kids! ***
*** Featured by Apple in the Education section ***
*** kidSAFE® certified ***
Educators, check out News-O-Matic School Edition, with its multiple reading levels, its embedded assessment questions, and its teacher's dashboard (also available in Apple's Volume Purchase Program).
The content of this version of News-O-Matic is optimized for readers in grades 3 & 4.
Here is what users say about News-O-Matic:
“I would like to thank you and your team! My son has finally been reading independently for the past two weeks. He looks forward to reading News-O-Matic every night!” – Melissa, Mom of an 8-year-old
“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
“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
“A terrific introduction to current events with unlimited potential for repeated use for kids” – Smart Apps For Kids
“Once in a while, an app comes along that makes me breathe a sigh of ‘well, finally.’ Such is the case with News-O-Matic, an ingenious app that condenses the daily news of the world and delivers it in perfectly kid-digestible form.” – Cool Mom Tech
News-O-Matic covers relevant news of the day in an engaging way, exploring its many facets through images, maps, videos, and games. Whether your interest is sports, science, world news, or wacky events, News-O-Matic delivers what’s making the news! It offers a window to the world and beyond helping readers become global citizens!
Each daily issue 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
* Improved design
* Content adapted for 3rd & 4th Graders
* Bilingual articles (English and Spanish)
* Bilingual Read to Me (English and Spanish)
* Save or print articles
* Highlight text
* Access to 10 past editions
* IOS 8 compatible
All articles are written by professional children’s writers and reviewed by a child psychologist before publication to ensure emotionally safe content.
News-O-Matic is 100% ad-free. The app offers a 10-edition free trial, after which a $19.99 in-app purchase is required to unlock the content (one time fee only).
Unlimited Access includes access from all Apple mobile devices: iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
Schools and districts looking to buy News-O-Matic through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program should buy News-O-Matic School Edition.
Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
The publisher of this daily news application is Press4Kids, Inc. To learn more about us, please visit us at www.press4Kids.com/newsomatic.html
What's New in Version 4.3
Just Keeps Getting Better!
When this app first came out, I had never seen anything like it. New articles every day to inspire kids to love reading the news -- and understand what's happening around the world. My kids were thrilled.
Now the design is smoother and sleeker, and there are tons of new features to like. Spanish translations, twice as many past editions to access, ability to save articles and drawings...
Keep it up, guys! My family ADORES News-O-Matic!
Incredible Literacy Tool!
I have two daughters who used to hate to read. News-O-Matic changed everything for them. Every single day they come back to read the latest stories, and they always find something that excites them to read.
There is simply nothing else out there that engages them w literacy, and I couldn't be happier. Thank you, News-O-Matic!
I love this app it makes my child read the news and enjoy it. I myself like to take a glimpse at what is going on since I am a working mom it's hard for me to watch the news. But when my daughter turns on the app she starts reading it like a singer sings a song. I hope this app just keeps getting better and better.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 18, 2014
- Version: 4.3
- Size: 138 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: PRESS4KIDS INC
- © 2012-Press4Kids, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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