NetSupport today announced that its award-winning solution for classroom management, online safety and device management, classroom.cloud, will link directly to Pickatale (a children’s’ reading platform) from its new ‘Connectors’ section for complementary EdTech solutions. A recent survey found that only 30.1% children and young people read something daily in their free time, despite that it’s been widely recognized that reading for pleasure supports a child’s wellbeing and development. In a world full of other entertainment such as gaming, TV and social media, schools and parents are both looking for ways to make reading accessible and enjoyable.

classroom.cloud helps teachers to instruct and lead learning in the school classroom and with remote learners to boost learning outcomes. With fundamental skills such as good writing supporting students’ success and development, its new ‘Connectors’ section allows staff to seamlessly access Pickatale as part of a rich ecosystem of complementary EdTech solutions for their school.

CEO of NetSupport, Al Kingsley, comments: “There is nothing better than emerging yourself into a great book, not only for boosting your wellbeing but also to broaden the mind – for young people especially it’s a great way to maintain a balance between other sources of entertainment such as TV and gaming. That’s why, integrating with Pickatale made perfect sense in helping schools and parents access complementary reading solutions.”

CEO of Pickatale, Johannes Mella said “I’m very excited to integrate with classroom.cloud in their connectors section. They have an incredible reputation and offer so many UK classrooms the ability to access seamless remote teaching, enabling us to reach more children with our Pickatale reading app and encourage more children to read for pleasure.”

When it comes to integrations, classroom.cloud also links directly to MYCONCERN, CPOMS, National Online Safety, Natterhub and many other education solutions– and, for technology management, it integrates with Google Classroom, ClassLink, Microsoft School Data Sync, Clever and Microsoft Office 365.

About classroom.cloud

Already deployed by schools, MATs and Ministries of Education across the world, from the US to the UK, UAE, and beyond, classroom.cloud provides award-winning teaching, classroom management, online safety and device management tools. From screen sharing and monitoring (all within one environment) to remote control and assessment tools, classroom.cloud makes it easy to lead learning in classrooms and with remote learners, while keeping students safe.

For more information, press only: Katie Hall, NetSupport, [email protected]. Visit https://classroom.cloud/.

About Pickatale

Unlock the joy of reading with Pickatale’s world-class reading platform, designed to encourage kids to read everyday. Our carefully curated library has over a thousand books that support the reading for pleasure pedagogy. Our beautifully illustrated and narrated books, including hundreds of partner books (Disney, Star Wars and Marvel), support developing readers and boost reading confidence. Teachers can easily track students’ progress, empowered with all the data you need to monitor your students’ progress with our dashboard and reports.

At Pickatale, we are committed to helping schools and families facilitate reading for pleasure so that children can excel academically, socially and emotionally.