News-O-Matic Expands Access to Chromebooks and Computers, Giving Every Student Access to Its Daily News Experience;

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With a new version for Web browsers, News-O-Matic gives K–8 students the opportunity to read up-to-the-minute current events articles on all devices.

We are thrilled with this new version of News-O-Matic, as it now allows students to access their favorite daily news on any device.

More than a million students have used News-O-Matic on mobile devices. Today, News-O-Matic announced that it has launched a new version that broadens its reach to young readers with any type of online access — iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and now Web browsers.

Publishing a brand-new edition every single weekday, News-O-Matic has reached more than 1.5 million children from across the globe. The product has been incorporated into the nonfiction literacy curriculum in more than 4,000 U.S. classrooms and is utilized by students in 150 countries. Web access will now allow all educators to use the powerful resource to inspire their students with differentiated instruction using high-interest informational text.

“We are thrilled with this new version of News-O-Matic, as it now allows students to access their favorite daily news on any device,” said News-O-Matic Founder Lillian Holtzclaw Stern. “Being platform agnostic also facilitates school adoption across the United States and abroad.” She added that teachers still have the capability to adjust the students’ reading levels so they can all enjoy the same rich multimedia experience but tailored to their unique abilities.

News-O-Matic has received millions of comments, votes, and drawings from its young readers, evidence of a high level of engagement from across the globe. Videos, photos, audio support, and interactive maps contribute to the students’ understanding of world events, and daily quizzes correlate to state and national standards to assess comprehension. Now this interactive experience has been expanded to computers and Chromebooks.

About News-O-Matic
News-O-Matic is the Daily News Just for Kids, a transformative reading resource for schools. The News-O-Matic app and website provide students with an exciting and engaging nonfiction experience, giving young readers a window into the world — and a reason to love reading on a daily basis. News-O-Matic is bilingual (English and Spanish) and offers multiple reading levels. Every article is vetted by an on-staff Child Psychologist. The tool allows students to make connections in meaningful ways and gives them a voice to safely communicate with peers across the planet. With News-O-Matic, reading proficiency grew by 26% in two pilot classes in three months.

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