Teacher hopes students will learn through role-playing video games

Students playing the game would be able to pick from avatars such as these to represent themselves. The game still is in development. / Photo provided by Ben Bertoli
Students playing the game would be able to pick from avatars such as these to represent themselves. The game still is in development. / Photo provided by Ben Bertoli

While many teachers would say games belong on the playground, the 23-year-old CEO of ClassRealm is aiming to bring games to the classroom.

A sixth-grade teacher and passionate gamer, Ben Bertoli wants to bring the world of video role-playing games into the realm of education.

As a first-year teacher of math, science and language arts at Danville Middle School, Bertoli was looking for a tool to help motivate students. Having spent his formative years playing Nintendo 64, he recognized that games have the power to stimulate higher performance levels under the guise of having fun — in short, a perfect medium for inspiring student performance.

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