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News-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


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.


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.


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


  • 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.


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


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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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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.


This product is accessible via a web browser.
This product is available as a native application on the following devices:
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Common Core Aligned Common Core Aligned

State-Standards Aligned State-Standards Aligned


For Students For Students

For Teachers For Teachers

Home School Home School


Game-based Learning Game-based Learning

Supplemental Supplemental

Subject Matter

Language Arts Language Arts

Reading Reading

Vocabulary Vocabulary

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