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News-O-Matic is the daily newspaper for kids on iOs and Android, an exciting and engaging nonfiction experience, and a fantastic modern educational tool. It gives young readers a window into the world — and a reason to love reading news for kids. Whether the stories are about India’s election, the World Cup, or the moons of Saturn, they provide students opportunities to make connections in meaningful ways and inspire children every day.

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Home Editions

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Features

  • Highly Engaging Nonfiction

    • Five daily stories covering U.S. and international news, sports, arts, science, and more
    • Written by journalists, award-winning K-12 writers, and educational experts
    • Reviewed by an on-staff psychologist to ensure safe, appropriate content
    • Frames the big news in a way young readers can understand
    • Always 100% ad-free so children can focus on the articles
  • A Two-Way Dialog

    • Young readers can react to the news, either by writing or drawing; their words and art may reach their peers around the world.
    • Kids vote for their favorite articles.
    • Children talk to astronauts, athletes, congressmen, and artists: They are the ones who come up with questions during interviews!
  • Unique Features

    • Interactive maps that locate the story relative to the child – with integrated geography and math facts
    • In-app audio playback of complete articles via a Read-to-Me function
    • Definitions and pronunciation support for difficult words
    • Games that relate to the news of the day
    • Translations to Spanish – with Spanish language audio – at the tap of a button
    • Three reading levels: Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5 and more.

School Editions

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News-O-Matic School Edition 2015-16

News-O-Matic School Edition 2015-2016 is available in the Apple Volume Purchase Program and the Google Play for Education Store!

Features

  • Highly Engaging Nonfiction

    • Five daily stories covering U.S. and international news, sports, arts, science, and more
    • Written by journalists, award-winning K-12 writers, and educational experts
    • Reviewed by an on-staff psychologist to ensure safe, appropriate content
    • Frames the big news in a way young readers can understand
    • Always 100% ad-free so students can focus on the articles
  • A Two-Way Dialog

    • Students can react to the news, either by writing or drawing; their words and art may reach their peers around the world.
    • Kids vote for their favorite articles.
    • Students talk to astronauts, athletes, congressmen, and artists: They are the ones who come up with questions during interviews!
  • Unique Features

    • Interactive maps that locate the story relative to the student – with integrated geography and math facts
    • In-app audio playback of complete articles via a Read-to-Me function
    • Definitions and pronunciation support for difficult words
    • Games that relate to the news of the day
    • Translations to Spanish – with Spanish language audio – at the tap of a button
  • School Edition Exclusives

    • Classrooms can pick the news and design a News-O-Matic edition through the Junior Editor-In-Chief program!
    • Daily Teacher’s Guide available, with lesson plans and additional resources for the classroom
    • Custom reading levels for individual students
    • Built-in assessment quizzes directly within the app
    • Alignments to Common Core State Standards for all questions
    • Option for teachers to add their own custom questions

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Meet our team

    • Russell Kahn

      Russell Kahn

      Editor-in-Chief
    • Russell Kahn is an award-winning author of educational books, including aids for aspiring teachers and student guides to the Common Core State Standards. He managed and edited nonfiction titles on topics ranging from ballet to the U.S. presidential elections. He studied Print Journalism at Boston University and Elementary Education at Montclair State University.

    • Liz Lane

      Liz Lane

      Editor
    • Liz earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maryland, with a focus on Government and Politics. Her work has been published in National Geographic Kids and Baltimore magazine. Liz also partnered with Kaiser Health News in a reporting project investigating concussions in youth athletics. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the guitar and traveling to new places.

    • Stephanie Santana

      Stephanie Santana

      Assistant Editor
    • Stephanie doubled-majored in Anthropology and Journalism at Boston University. Upon completing her studies, she taught English classes in South Korea for students in grades 1–6. She has written for publications in Argentina, Kenya, and the United States. Stephanie likes to use her experience in education and travel to deliver worldly, engaging stories for News-O-Matic readers.

    • Dr. Phyllis Ohr

      Dr. Phyllis Ohr

      Child Psychologist
    • Phyllis is an Associate Professor of Clinical and School Psychology at Hofstra University with a focus on Early Childhood Development. She was previously a Coordinator at the Early Intervention Assessment Program at a New York Children’s Hospital. She earned her Ph.D. from St. John’s University and a Master of Arts at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Ohr reviews every word of each News-O-Matic article before publication.

    • Gillian Stern

      Gillian Stern

      Art Director
    • Gillian earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. She has additional experiences with web design and usability. Gillian is passionate about providing young readers with just the right visual information for them to understand every story. Her hobbies include long distance running and painting.

    • Marc-Henri Magdelenat

      Marc-Henri Magdelenat

      Founder
    • Marc-Henri Magdelenat is a father of three kids and a serial media entrepreneur. He was the founder of TimeToSignOff and ScreenTonic, a mobile advertising pioneer acquired by Microsoft in 2007. He was a former director of the Mobile Advertising Association in North America. After serving as a French Navy Officer and graduating from the Paris Business School, he was an executive at Le Figaro, Unilever, and Coca-Cola.

    • Lillian Holtzclaw Stern

      Lillian Holtzclaw Stern

      Founder
    • Lillian Holtzclaw Stern is a mother of three and obsessed with empowering children with knowledge. After heading the IT Department for Internor, she became a post-production animator for television broadcast companies. She was the former Director of Business Development for Edelson Technology Partners, and her previous start-up experience includes Fashion 500 and Internet Partnership Group (IPG). She graduated Summa cum laude in Classic Literature from New York University.


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