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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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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

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  • 06.11.15

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  • 06.02.15

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Back to all reports

Information Technology Industry Council - $15,105.54 spent on 11 trips
94.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
5.4% spent on Republican Party

BECERRA, XAVIER - Democratic Party
January 21, 2002 - January 23, 2002 (3 days)
San Jose, CA
Purpose - Congressional Hispanic Caucus High Tech Community visit
Total Cost - $1,139.50

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (4 days)
Dallas, TX
Purpose - Focus on how technology can be utilized to improve the quality of life in the Congressional District and to empower constituents.
Total Cost - $1,994.10

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (4 days)
Columbia, SC
Purpose - Tour high tech facilities and educational institutions
Total Cost - $1,173.20

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
April 20, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (3 days)
Dallas, TX
Purpose - CBC High Tech Summit
Total Cost - $1,043.55

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (4 days)
Dallas, TX
Purpose - Technology fact-finding tour
Total Cost - $1,747.05

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 28, 2001 (3 days)
Dallas, TX
Purpose - Fact-finding tour with information technology expert
Total Cost - $960.70

MCKEON, HOWARD P - Republican Party
April 17, 2000 - April 18, 2000 (2 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Tour Hi-Tech Companies
Total Cost - $814.00

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (4 days)
Dallas, TX
Purpose - CBC Technology Summit
Total Cost - $1,782.05

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
January 21, 2002 - January 23, 2002 (3 days)
Silicon Valley, CA
Purpose - Congressional Hispanic Caucus visit to foster better relations with the high-tech industry and minorities.
Total Cost - $1,188.69

OWENS, MAJOR ROBERT - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (2 days)
Dallas, TX
Purpose - congressional black caucus technology summit
Total Cost - $924.20

REYES, SILVESTRE - Democratic Party
January 21, 2002 - January 23, 2002 (3 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - fact-finding and educational
Total Cost - $2,338.50

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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?