What Is News-O-Matic?
News-O-Matic is an educational resource for readers in grades K through 8. Every weekday, News-O-Matic publishes interactive daily news content that teaches children 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, media literacy, and global awareness. Thousands of schools incorporate News-O-Matic articles into their literacy, science, social studies, and social-emotional learning curricula. News-O-Matic is available across the web and all mobile devices, facilitating learning anywhere and anytime.
Our users don't just READ the news. Students can REACT to our articles through News-O-Matic. They can ask questions, submit comments, vote, and even draw pictures through our online News Room. Most of News-O-Matic's interviews use questions generated by readers, too. In previous editions, we've used reader questions to interview scientists such as Dr. Jane Goodall and world leaders such as former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.