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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.

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    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?
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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?

Back to all reports

International Foundation - $84,775.27 spent on 16 trips
23.3% spent on Democratic Party
8.8% spent on Independent Party
67.8% spent on Republican Party

ADERHOLT, ROBERT B - Republican Party
December 9, 2003 - December 14, 2003 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan
Purpose - To build bridges of friendship between the leadership of the United States and Israel and the United States and Jordan
Total Cost - $7,611.25

CARTER, JOHN - Republican Party
May 20, 2004 - May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Minsk, Belarus
Purpose - relationship building
Total Cost - $7,490.00

DOYLE, MIKE - Democratic Party
November 13, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (5 days)
Aruba
Purpose - Speaker at annual convention
Total Cost - $2,622.00

HALL, TONY P - Democratic Party
February 18, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (9 days)
Kona, HI
Co-sponsor(s): University of Nation
Purpose - Meetings with officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Total Cost - $3,454.50

HALL, TONY P - Democratic Party
April 10, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (13 days)
Beirut, Lebanon
Purpose - Meetings with government officials, outreach, and other National Prayer Breakfast activities.
Total Cost - $11,480.36

HOEKSTRA, PETER - Republican Party
December 9, 2003 - December 14, 2003 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan
Purpose - to build bridges of friendship between the leadership of the United States and Jordan
Total Cost - $7,888.25

PITTS, JOSEPH R - Independent Party
May 20, 2004 - May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Belarus
Purpose - build relationships between U.S. and Belarus
Total Cost - $7,490.00

WOLF, FRANK R - Republican Party
December 8, 2000 - December 14, 2000 (7 days)
Greece - Serbia - Croatia - Macedonia - Kosovo
Purpose - meetings w government officials and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Total Cost - $3,316.00

WOLF, FRANK R - Republican Party
February 18, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (8 days)
Kona, HI
Co-sponsor(s): University of Nation
Purpose - meeting with government officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Total Cost - $3,482.50

WOLF, FRANK R - Republican Party
April 15, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (8 days)
Beirut, Lebanon
Purpose - meeting with government officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Total Cost - $1,901.08

WOLF, FRANK R - Republican Party
August 21, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (9 days)
Albania - Rome, Italy
Purpose - meetings with government officials and other National Prayer Breakfast activities - meeting in Rome regarding world food program, hunger and foreign assistance
Total Cost - $2,524.00

ENSIGN, JOHN ERIC - Republican Party
August 26, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (6 days)
Tokyo, Japan
Purpose - Participation in Policy Dialogues with Japanese Government Officials
Total Cost - $3,869.33

ENSIGN, JOHN ERIC - Republican Party
December 8, 2003 - December 16, 2003 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan
Purpose - Participation in fact-finding trip
Total Cost - $9,378.75

ENSIGN, JOHN ERIC - Republican Party
August 21, 2004 - August 25, 2004 (5 days)
Tokyo, Japan
Purpose - Participation in policy dialogues/programs with Japanese government officials
Total Cost - $3,560.40

DOYLE, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 30, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (4 days)
Tortola
Purpose - Speaker at annual prayer breakfast
Total Cost - $2,228.00

COBURN, THOMAS A - Republican Party
June 2, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (4 days)
Beirut, Lebanon
Purpose - Develop leadership / fellowship groups within Lebanon government; build bonds
Total Cost - $6,478.85

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?