Education Levels Up! – A noObs guide to Gamifying your Classroom
I found this interesting article while doing some research into this very same topic for a presentation I'm working on. Yes, I know it's not about novel writing, but I like teaching and I like video games and this is my blog, so WE'RE DOING IT MY WAY! :D
The basic premise is the same as what I've seen in videos on YouTube such as on "Extra Credits", and the foundations of it are based on Operant Conditioning, so it's not likely this is new to the savvy educator, but it's worth a read regardless. This page is a great tool for learning about what some of an educator's options are, and how to set it up.