As a sixth grade teacher, my students ask me a lot of questions, and I have a lot of influence on them based on how I reply. My new book, 101 Video Games to Play Before You Grow Up, is my response to every student who has ever asked, “What games should I try?”
Oh, I’m afraid it’s true. My name is Ben Bertoli and you’ll be stuck with me all day. May as well make the most of it, right? I promise we’ll have some fun.
Happy Labor Day, people who have Labor Day off! My name is Ben Bertoli and boy do I have a Monday full of fun for you. Depending on your definition of fun, of course.
Kotaku, in its look back on 2012, will ultimately laud the best games of the year, the qualities that made them great, and those who made them great. But we also want to step back and recognize those who make video gaming, as a whole, great. The people dedicated to the ideals of this culture and whose actions reflect…
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.
ClassRealm, the role-playing game/teaching system developed by educator and longtime Kotaku reader Ben Bertoli, has launched a web site to help share the game with other schools and teachers interested in it. Bertoli says a Kickstarter project is planned soon.
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…