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iPad App Review: NBC Nightly News

App Name: NBC Nightly News

Cost: Free

What does it promise?  Stay on top of the day's biggest news stories—anytime, anywhere. Teachers and students can join Brian Williams and the NBC Nightly News team every day for top-notch political coverage, cutting-edge health and science reports, inspiring "Making a Difference" profiles, and all of the most important stories at home and around the world.

NBC Nightly NewsDoes it deliver? Yes, because it allows the user to access not only the nightly broadcast any time of day, but also a slew of the other content that teachers can use to supplement lessons. Some of those extra features include:

  • The ability to watch individual segments from the Nightly News broadcast or the broadcast in its entirety
  • Exclusive videos found only through the app
  • The ability to view slideshows from The Week in Pictures and Williams in the field
  • Access to the top news headlines from; and
  • The ability, while watching video clips, to read a transcript, see related videos and check out top news headlines.

Can I use it in my classroom?  This app is perfect for any teacher in any class, as the nightly news broadcast touches on so many different subjects during the course of a week. Teachers can use it to put a real-world spin on academic lessons.

All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

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Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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