Noa: Listen to news articles

App review by Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Listen to multiple news sources; be aware of bias.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android Free to try News

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age 18+

Long attention span required

This app basically just reads aloud series of long-form articles on various themes from a variety of outlets (e.g., NYT, Bloomberg, WaPo, Harvard Business Review). Word for word. Which is fine if you have the time and focus (not to mention the vocabulary) to digest articles. But it’s hard to imagine many kids having the patience to engage with this app.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: reading, vocabulary, Social Studies: events, global awareness
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, applying information, making conclusions, Communication: listening
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (three free articles/week or 30-day trial, then $9.49/mo. for unlimited access)
  • Release date: November 16, 2019
  • Category: News
  • Version: 4.3.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 10.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
  • Last updated: February 13, 2020

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