Friday, January 4, 2013
There's a new app in town--and I write for it! News-O-Matic is an interactive daily newspaper for kids 7 to 10. The app, which has different subscription plans, is offered on iTunes App Store. For teachers, there's a daily teacher guide as well. And if your school is sans tablet technology, don't fret. A free school version of News-O-Matic is available as a PDF.
Each issue features five news articles (some penned by you-know-who), maps, timelines, factoids, puzzles, games, and more. There's even a news room where kids can ask questions and have them answered by the editor. All in all, it's a pretty nifty app.
So check it out, spread the word, and keep an eye out for my byline. Brenda Starr and Lois Lane, move over!