Using News-O-Matic to Teach 21st-Century Skills

Daily News

News-O-Matic® provides an interactive daily news program that teaches children 21st-century skills, such as media literacy and global awareness. Thousands of schools incorporate News-O-Matic content into their literacy, science, and social studies curricula. The articles are written in multiple Lexile levels, so students can read at their own level and enjoy the rich vocabulary and reading experience of the stories.

Breaking News from around the world and from sports, entertainment and more — for every student to read, share and discuss!

Use Breaking News to help your students learn about the latest news and current events, as well as the importance of global citizenship. The articles are shorter than the weekly newspaper editions, and are presented in two versions that allow readers to select what’s most appropriate for their learning needs.

Featured news topics include health, technology and more — from leading universities, scientific journals and research organizations. Each topic page contains headlines and summaries of relevant news stories, as well as links to sources and journal citations.

Stringr® Remote Video Sourcing delivers original high-quality b-roll clips, stand-up feeds and more from anywhere in the world to create broadcast-ready news reports, instantly. More than 1,000 broadcasters are using Stringr’s remote production workflow to source HD video b-roll, live feeds and more.

ScienceDaily is the only news site dedicated to breaking news and in-depth analysis of science, health, technology and more from leading universities, scientific journals and research organizations. The site features articles from hundreds of sources and enables visitors to search for the most relevant science news by topic or keyword.

A team of global translators provides translation of all articles into Spanish, French, Arabic and Mandarin. These translations are recorded to provide an authentic dialect for students to listen to as they read the articles.

News-O-Matic offers a wide range of text sets to fit into any curriculum, from kindergarten through grade 8. These units include objectives and essential questions for teachers to use in conjunction with the articles, which are correlated to state and national standards to ensure that they’re teaching students the content they need.

Each unit includes lesson plans, activity ideas, and more to support the pedagogy of each unit and the specific objectives and skills students are expected to master. The units are designed to be flexible and easy to modify for a variety of teaching purposes, including individualized instruction, small group activities and whole class lessons.

The site is designed to be accessible on mobile devices and across all platforms, enabling students to access the content at anytime and from any location. The site also supports differentiated learning with a range of learning tools, including the “Read to Me” feature, which reads the article out loud in authentic dialect.

News-O-Matic is an excellent addition to any classroom, allowing students to build their reading skills while connecting to the world around them. Thousands of teachers incorporate News-O-Matic into their literacy, science and social studies curricula. Featuring interactive daily news content, the articles are written in three different Lexile levels for students of all reading abilities.