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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.
Front Page Overview
- Select the News tab.
- View the current five articles of the day. Select a current article to read.
- Use the arrow to view articles from previous days. You can view previous articles as far back as March 2017.
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.
Turn audio on.
Change the text of the article to English, Spanish, or French and hear audio in the selected language.
Choose the text size you prefer.
See the geographical location of the article and some fun facts, and learn how far away the article location is from where you are.
Play a video to learn more.
Open a slideshow to learn more. Use the arrows to navigate through the slideshow.
Open a fact related to the article.
Act - Open a suggestion for an action you can take now that you have read the article.
Read about the author.
Read the credit and citation information for the source of the article and other materials.
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 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.
Rate the Article
At the end of the article, students can choose a rating. (Faculty and other personnel cannot choose a rating.)
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.
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).
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 and Specialists See Information About Students' News Reading and Quizzes
When Faculty and Specialists 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 (-).
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.
||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:
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