Gamification in the Classroom: The Journey Continues

If you went up to the average student and asked them if they wished school was more like a video game you would almost certainly get a passionate "YES!" I'm sure if you asked most adults they'd also put their vote in favor of making their tedious work day more fun and exciting. Gamification is in no way a new idea,… » 5/19/13 9:06am 5/19/13 9:06am

Samurai Yetis and Ninja Werewolves: How One Teacher Turned Sixth Grade…

Editor's Note: Ben Bertoli is a longtime Kotaku reader and commenter, a lifetime, dedicated video gamer, and a sixth-grade teacher in Indiana. He reached out to Kotaku this past week to share the story of how he turned his class into a role-playing game. The enthusiasm and motivation of the children in Bertoli's class… » 3/04/12 1:00pm 3/04/12 1:00pm

The Rules of Religion, and Why The Next One Just Might Be a Game

The things that make us reconsider who we are and what we believe in are often bizarre, random, coincidental; sometimes completely unremarkable save for the sudden realization that concusses you. Lately, things I've been reading and playing have coalesced into a divine cognizance for me. I've been reconsidering my… » 2/08/12 1:00pm 2/08/12 1:00pm