If you ever complained about homework increasing as the days got longer and the weather warmer, well, the tables have been turned. Ben Bertoli is up late doing a lot of it himself as the school year ends.
Bertoli, affectionately known here as the commenter GiantBoyDetective, revealed ClassRealm—described as a "sixth-grade MMO"—to the general public through Kotaku a couple of months ago. A teacher in Indiana and a great lover of video games, Bertoli developed this gamification system in order to motivate his students to read more, participate in discussions more, study more and, well, learn more. By all accounts, it's been a big hit.