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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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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 |
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?