This app is dedicated to our EDU Members.
** World Young Reader Prize 2015 (Editorial) - World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) **
** Teachers' Choice Award 2015 **
** The first bilingual news app for kids! **
** An excellent way to incorporate daily current events into your classroom – Common Sense Media **
** Best App for Teaching & Learning 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
* Multiple Lexile reading levels
* Custom assessment questions
* Multilingual articles (English, Spanish & French)
* Multilingual Read to Me (English, Spanish & French)
* Save or print articles
* Highlight text
* Access to 10 past editions
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.
The News-O-Matic 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.
The publisher of this daily news application is Press4Kids, Inc.
To learn more about us, please visit us at www.press4Kids.com
Ratings and Reviews
This app is great for everyone
I have a 7 and 9 year old son and daughter. They both always come back from school and ask for my phone to see the news o matic stories. They have been so interested in current events and they are so much more excited to learn. I love how they focus on exploring cool topics not just political news. They talk about space, how to keep a healthy environment and they also cover political news in a kid friendly way!!! They have made my kids like reading cool articles instead of playing video games. They let my kids draw on the app and they can even ask questions to Russ the editor. This app has made my kids love learning I can’t thank them enough.
Perfect app to share the news with students
This app includes 5 new stories every weekday covering an impressive range of subjects. There are great interviews with scientists, authors, and other experts. A range of interactive features help students engage with the articles. Excellent news source for kids!
This is a great app. If it were offered to educators at a less expensive rate than current many of our teachers would purchase it. This is a great app.
Poor kids are locked out. How can you get this to us in schools for less
The current class subscription is expensive for those of us with low income kids... and that’s a lot of us.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.