October 19, 2015
Below are five of the best iPad news apps for teachers. Besides having quick access to world news, these apps have the added functionalities of enabling you to create your own personalized news magazine featuring news from your favourites online sources. They also allow you to follow topics and create collections to share with others.
‘Flipboard is your personal magazine. Used by millions of people everyday, it’s a single place to keep up on the news, follow topics you care about and share stories, videos and photos that influence you. To start, follow a few topics, and Flipboard creates your personal magazine. You can always add more as you find new topics, magazines or interesting people to follow.’
‘Zite is an intelligent magazine that helps you discover interesting things to read. Your Zite is as unique as you are. Zite learns what you like and gets smarter as you use it. Zite analyzes millions of articles each day and brings you the best of your favorite magazines, newspapers, authors, blogs, and videos. Zite also helps you to discover content that you won’t find elsewhere. Zite surfaces fresh voices, different perspectives and unique topics.’
‘Over 12 million people use Pocket to easily save articles, videos and more for later. With Pocket, all of your content goes to one place, so you can view it anytime, on any device. You don’t even need an Internet connection. Don’t lose track of the interesting things you find by emailing yourself links or letting tabs pile up in your browser. Just save them to Pocket.’
‘With feedly, you can easily organize all your publications, blogs, YouTube channels in one place and consume and share more efficiently. No more zig zagging. All the content comes to you in one place, in a clean and easy to read format.Some people use feedly to read blogs, some people use it to learn new topics, some people use to track keywords, brands and companies.’
‘Just select a few interests and News360 will create a personalized news feed available on your iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. You can dig into any story to see all of the perspectives or just skim the headlines to keep on top of your interests. As you use it, News360 learns what you enjoy and adjusts the newsfeed so that it always remains interesting and important. Stay informed with fresh, unbiased 360° coverage of everything you want to read -- and none of the noise.’