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News-O-Matic EDUNews-O-Matic EDU
News-O-Matic EDU
by Press4Kids
GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4), Middle School (Grades 5-8), High School (Grades 9-12)
PRICING PLANS / License, One Time Purchase
PLATFORMS / Web Browser, iPhone App, iPad App, Android Smartphone App, Android Tablet App, Kindle, Other

Selection of daily news articles for students

Overview

News-O-Matic is a daily newspaper for elementary and middle school students, delivered electronically. Each story comes with Common Core-aligned questions for students to answer. News-O-Matic is available via iOS, Android and Kindle Fire apps.

APPROACH

News-O-Matic delivers 5 current events stories covering a variety of topics to students each day. Each story comes with Common Core-aligned questions for students to answer; teachers can track students’ progress on these quizzes. Students are also encouraged to rate articles, ask questions of the News-O-Matic team, and submit news-related drawings.

News-O-Matic articles are available in both English and Spanish; the product includes audio playback of every article in both languages. News-O-Matic provides history timelines, games, interactive maps, and other features to enhance its news stories.

IMPLEMENTATION

News-O-Matic is available via iOS, Android and Kindle Fire apps.

PRICING

  • Schools can purchase News-O-Matic 2015-2016 on Apple's app store here ($9.99 each for 1-19 units and $4.99 each for 20+ units), on Google Play here and on Kindle Fire here.
  • Parents can subscribe to different News-O-Matic versions (grades 1-2, 3-4 or 5+) on the company's website here.

WHO IS USING IT

As of July 2014, News-O-Matic was used by over 50,000 students in more than 500 schools around the US.  

EDUCATOR REVIEWS

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3rd grade teachet. School Type: Elementary School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, 1:1 Devices

I would add more comprehension questions. I would also have the assessment questions include more of a variety of complexity (Bloom's Taxonomy and DOK). I'm not sure how beneficial it is to have the kids draw responses, at least for the middle and upper elementary grades. Overa...

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EDUCATOR REVIEWS

Nwakaego Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
3rd grade teachet. School Type: Elementary School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, 1:1 Devices

I would add more comprehension questions. I would also have the assessment questions include more of a variety of complexity (Bloom's Taxonomy and DOK). I'm not sure how beneficial it is to have the kids draw responses, at least for the middle and upper elementary grades. Overa...

Courtney Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Teacher. School Type: Elementary School, Low Income Population

1. I would improve the way the questions are answered. Perhaps allowing for all questions to be answered at a given point to better encourage students to question.

2. I would allow for a more interactive assessment that is not just question and answer as that would be more engaging for yo...

PRICING PLANS

License

News-O-Matic EDU or News-O-Matic School - News-O-Matic EDU is available to purchase via PO. Subscription pricing is $4.99 per single yearly license or $2,500 per unlimited yearly school license. Additional discounts are provided depending on volume.
Can be purchased by Teacher, School Leader, or District Administrator.

One Time Purchase

School Edition - Schools can purchase the app for one school year for $9.99.
Can be purchased by Teacher, School Leader, or District Administrator.

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS

This product is accessible via a web browser.
This product is available as a native application on the following devices:
Android Smartphone App
Download available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.press4kids.newsomatic&hl=en
Android Tablet App
Download available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.press4kids.newsomatic&hl=en
Kindle
Download available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_7?url=search-alias%3Dmobile-apps&field-keywords=newsomatic&sprefix=newsoma%2Caps%2C207
Other
Download available at www.newsomatic.org
iPad App
Download available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/news-o-matic-school-edition/id830637901?mt=8
iPhone App
Download available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/news-o-matic-school-edition/id830637901?mt=8

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Standards

Common Core Aligned Common Core Aligned
State-Standards Aligned State-Standards Aligned

Audience

For Students For Students
For Teachers For Teachers
Home School Home School

Characteristics

Game-based Learning Game-based Learning
Supplemental Supplemental

Subject Matter

Language Arts Language Arts
Reading Reading
Vocabulary Vocabulary