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Getting Started with myON News, Powered by News-O-Matic

If you'd like to start with videos about myON news (in English and Spanish), see the Videos section below.

Front Page Overview

  1. Select the News tab.
  2. select news

  3. View the current five articles of the day. Select a current article to read.
  4. example of the news for one day

  5. Use the arrow to view articles from previous days. You can view previous articles as far back as March 2017.
  6. select left arrow for previous day's news

Navigating an Article

As you read an article, you can do the following:

Use the Options on the Right

As you read the article, use the options on the right side of the page.

news article options

audio button turns audio on or off.

Use the drop-down list to change the text of the article to English, Spanish, French, Arabic, or Mandarin and to hear audio in the selected language.
language options

Use the "A" buttons to choose the text size you prefer:
font options

Select the globe to see the geographical location of the article and some fun facts, and learn how far away the article location is from where you are.
location button

Select the video icon to play a video to learn more.
play video button

Select the picture icon to open a slideshow to learn more. Use the arrows to navigate through the slideshow.
slideshow button

example of a slideshow

Select the clipboard to open a fact related to the article.
fact button

Select the arrow button to open a suggestion for an action you can take now that you have read the article.
act button

Select the person icon to read about the author.
about the author button

Select the quotation marks to read the credit and citation information for the source of the article and other materials.
credit and citation information

View Definitions of Vocabulary Words

Vocabulary words in the article are underlined. Select one to hear it pronounced and to see what it means. In the definition window, you can click More (if available) to see more information. In the example below, you can see more definitions and the pronunciation; click the speaker icon to hear the word again.

select a vocabulary word in the article

example of a dictionary window for a vocabulary word

example of a dictionary window with more information

Rate the Article

At the end of the article, students can choose a rating. (Faculty and other personnel cannot choose a rating.)

select an article rating under the article

Select a Book in the Read More Section

Select one of the "Read More" books to see more information. You can also choose to read the book or add it to your list.

example of the read more section for an article

Take the Quiz

Answer the quiz questions under the article. Then, select Turn In Answers.

Navigate to Other Articles

At the bottom of the article, use the arrows to see the other articles from the current edition of the news (five articles total).

navigation arrows go to other articles

Teacher Guides

For most, but not all days, Faculty will see a Teacher Guide button in the bottom left corner of the day's news page under the available articles.

Teacher Guides include the Lexile levels and word counts of the day's articles for each grade level. They also include the quiz questions and answers for each articles and vocabulary words for each article. Teachers Guides also include printable pages for students with the quiz questions and a discussion question for each article, a K-W-L Chart to fill in, and a "Find the Five Ws and How" worksheet.

How Faculty See Information About Students' News Reading and Quizzes

When Faculty open an article, below the text, they can see how many of their students read the article, how many times it was read by their students, how much time the students spent reading it, and how many of their students rated the article with a thumbs up (+) or a thumbs down (-).

article reading statistics for teachers

The News Reading Report and the News Content Report provide more information about your students' news reading and about article usage as described below. Overall quiz results are shown for articles in the News Content Report.

Report What It Includes
News Reading Report For each student, the report shows:

  • Student ID
  • First and last name
  • Student grade
  • Number of articles read
  • Number of minutes reading news
  • Average number of minutes read per article
  • Percentage of days with myON News reading
  • Average number of minutes reading news per week
News Content Report For each article, the report shows:

  • Article name
  • Publish date
  • Category
  • Number of students who read the article
  • Number of times the article has been read
  • Number of minutes spent reading the article
  • Number of times questions have been answered for the article
  • The average percent correct for article quiz questions
  • The number of times the article has been liked and disliked
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    How the News Is Chosen

    From the desk of Russell Kahn, editor of Renaissance myON News™, powered by News-O-Matic: How does myON News decide which articles to post every weekday? It is a big question, and our Editor in Chief gives a great explanation.