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.

Today’s Headlines

  • Real Jobs: Pumpkin Carver!

  • Finally Back to School in Iraq

  • India’s Festival of Lights

  • Attack in Canada’s Capital

  • Winning Wildlife Photos

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Home Editions

News-O-Matic, Daily Reading for Kids

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

School Editions

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News-O-Matic School Edition 2014-15

News-O-Matic School Edition 2014-2015  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

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Meet our team

Editorial

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.

Founders

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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