News-O-Matic EDU 4+

Nonfiction for Classrooms


Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 32 Ratings
    • Free



This app is dedicated to our EDU Members.
** Academics’ Choice Award Winner 2023 **
** AASL Best Tool for Teaching & Learning 2022 **
** Teachers'Choice Award 2020 **
** World Young Reader Prize 2015 (Editorial) - World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) **
** An excellent way to incorporate daily current events into your classroom – Common Sense Media **
** Common Core State Standards Aligned **
** Articles translated in Arabic, French, Spanish, and Mandarin **

Here is what users say about News-O-Matic:

“In my ten years of teaching I have never come across a publication that was this effective in capturing the attention of the student and making them want to learn and understand more.” – LB, Philadelphia Public School Teacher

“I think the stories you write are amazing. It’s funny because I hate reading but yet I’m excited to see what you wrote." – Rae, age 8

“News-O-Matic has emerged as a state of the art app that will change the way kids interact with broadcast news.” – Teachers With Apps

“News-O-Matic is a nice way to introduce topical events and world news in the classroom.” – Education World

“I feel the need to use resources that are timely. But it is difficult to find articles that contain a) content appropriate for intermediate students or b) written at an appropriate comprehension level. News-O-Matic surprised me with both.” – The iPod Teacher

Whether your students enjoy reading about sports, science, world news, or wacky events, News-O-Matic delivers what’s making the news! Our mission is to make learning more engaging, active, and personal.

This nonfiction reading comprehension app publishes five news stories each weekday! The stories range in length and difficulty to create opportunities for differentiated instruction. Readers learn what happened on this date in history through an educational game and write or draw to Editor-in-Chief Russ in the News Room. Each edition gives you access to a Teacher’s Guide.

Each daily edition features:
* Five dynamic news articles
* Rich and detailed images, videos, and illustrations
* Informative maps relating the user to the location of every story
* News Room for drawing or asking questions about the news
* An interactive history-based timeline
* Puzzles, games, fun facts, and many other elements for discovery
* Audio support for challenging vocabulary and full stories read aloud
* Multiple Lexile reading levels
* Custom assessment questions
* Multilingual articles (English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin)
* Multilingual Read to Me (English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin)
* Save or print articles
* Highlight text
* Citations
* Access to 10 past editions
* 13,000+ archived articles
News-O-Matic is 100% ad-free.

Written by experienced journalists and educators, News-O-Matic is used in schools around the world! All articles are reviewed by a child psychologist before publication to ensure emotionally safe content.

The News-O-Matic Teacher’s Guide includes questions related to the text and suggested discussion prompts. It provides ideas and activities to serve as a springboard to enrich learning.

Privacy Policy and Terms of Use can be found at
The publisher of this daily news application is Press4Kids, Inc
To learn more about us, please visit us at

What’s New

Version 3.3.7

Bugs fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

andvid19 ,

This app is great for everyone

I have a 7 and 9 year old son and daughter. They both always come back from school and ask for my phone to see the news o matic stories. They have been so interested in current events and they are so much more excited to learn. I love how they focus on exploring cool topics not just political news. They talk about space, how to keep a healthy environment and they also cover political news in a kid friendly way!!! They have made my kids like reading cool articles instead of playing video games. They let my kids draw on the app and they can even ask questions to Russ the editor. This app has made my kids love learning I can’t thank them enough.

ChrisMfromMA ,

Perfect app to share the news with students

This app includes 5 new stories every weekday covering an impressive range of subjects. There are great interviews with scientists, authors, and other experts. A range of interactive features help students engage with the articles. Excellent news source for kids!

Sarsarmerk ,

Such a great app!

The daily news is great and my children love it! They’ve shown me the app a couple times and I’m always interested in the story and the graphics, even as an adult! Great tool a resource and would 100% recommend for educators and parents :)

App Privacy

The developer, Press4Kids, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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