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News-O-Matic Site License for Schools

Do you need a News-O-Matic Site License for this school year? This year I’ve highlighted some of the reasons that I love News-O-Matic. It is as a source of quality informational text for students.  This app is available on multiple platforms. This includes iPads, Android tablets, and the Kindle Fire. Teachers can access News-O-Matic‘s content on […]

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7 Ways to Use News-O-Matic in Your Classroom

I’ve shared some of the reasons why I think News-O-Matic is a great choice for integrating informational text into your everyday instruction.  Not only is nonfiction reading an important skill, but students can learn how to become informed citizens by interacting with news stories on a daily basis.  News-O-Matic has developed a list of different […]

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Introduce Informational Text with Current Events on Mobile Devices

Over the past few months I’ve shared some of the reasons why I love News-O-Matic. It is a terrific resource for informational text and social studies.  Current events are a wonderful way to engage students in nonfiction reading.  Are you looking for world or national news stories? Searching for articles on sports and entertainment? News-O-Matic publishes five […]

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TIME For Kids Classroom App for Interactive Current Events

You may know TIME For Kids from their classroom magazine and now their Classroom App makes it easy to view this content on a tablet.  Their app for iPads can help students build digital literacy skills while learning about current events and reading high quality informational text.  Students can access multimedia including video, photos, maps, and other […]

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Differentiated Reading Instruction with News-O-Matic

Last month I shared some of the great features from News-O-Matic‘s new update and there is one more you are sure to love.  Teachers using this app can choose between different reading levels for students.  Each article is adapted by News-O-Matic’s editorial team to fit three reading levels (400L-600L, 600L-750L and 750-1050L).  These categories are connected to ranges of Lexile […]

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News-O-Matic is Now Bilingual

News-O-Matic is an app I absolutely love!  It is fantastic for placing current events in the hands of your students and makes reading the news an engaging and exciting experience for children.  News-O-Matic provides daily news stories for students and now they offer each one of their five articles in both English and Spanish every […]

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13 Apps & Sites to Find Informational Text

Informational text is an important feature of teaching students about the natural and social world and a key element of Common Core in today’s classrooms. Informational text varies from general non-fiction because of a few features—most notably that the information is structured in a way that helps students learn. For teachers looking to learn more […]

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