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Author James Paul Gee says video games are problems to solve that come with their own tools. He says they're like "an external mind," and teachers should use them in classrooms.

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COSTA, JIM, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $20,307.42

Average cost per trip - $5,076.86
Total number of days spent traveling - 20 days
Rank of representative - 300 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 17, 2005 - January 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - New Member Orientation/Educational
Notes - Baltimore

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $195.00
Meal Cost - $148.00
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $382.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Educational business trip
Notes - Fresno - New York - DC [Amended to increase travel cost amount 7/22/05]

Travel Cost - $1,008.30
Lodging Cost - $358.39
Meal Cost - $216.47
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,583.16

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California High Speed Rail
Dates - March 19, 2005 - March 26, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Fact finding mission re Japanese High Speed train system (equipment, operations, development)
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,447.61
Lodging Cost - $1,825.31
Meal Cost - $114.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,387.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 8, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Fresno, CA - Israel - Fresno, CA

Travel Cost - $5,788.45
Lodging Cost - $1,213.00
Meal Cost - $457.07
Other Cost - $1,495.67
Total Cost - $8,954.19

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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Video games: New literacy for a complex world

Author James Paul Gee says video games are problems to solve that come with their own tools. He says they're like "an external mind," and teachers should use them in classrooms.

Recent Posts