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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

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ENSIGN, JOHN ERIC, Republican Party
Nevada

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $19,514.48

Average cost per trip - $2,787.78
Total number of days spent traveling - 29 days
Rank of representative - 306 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Dates - April 29, 2003 - April 30, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Speaking event for the International Church if the Foursquare Gospel Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $767.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $917.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cuban American National Foundation
Dates - May 20, 2003 - May 20, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speaking event for the International Church if the Foursquare Gospel Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $789.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $789.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - August 26, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Participation in Policy Dialogues with Japanese Government Officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,068.90
Lodging Cost - $800.43
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,869.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - December 8, 2003 - December 16, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan

Purpose - Participation in fact-finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,439.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $339.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,378.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Dates - January 29, 2002 - February 2, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Participant in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so actual cost not listed, cost was for entrance fee for golf tournament.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Barrick Goldstrike Mines
Dates - October 28, 2004 - October 28, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Winnemucca, NV - Barrick, NV

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Intl Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2004 - August 25, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Participation in policy dialogues/programs with Japanese government officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,715.40
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $155.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $3,560.40

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

    Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?