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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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    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?

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

Americans for Democratic Action - $7,487.39 spent on 8 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
June 23, 2001 - June 24, 2001 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,110.00

KUCINICH, DENNIS J - Democratic Party
June 21, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (3 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Keynote address
Total Cost - $1,769.00

KUCINICH, DENNIS J - Democratic Party
February 15, 2002 - February 17, 2002 (3 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Keynote address
Total Cost - $368.00

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
April 28, 2003 - April 29, 2003 (2 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Meeting with university professors and ADA members
Total Cost - $178.50

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
Burlington, VT
Purpose - National Board Meeting
Total Cost - $827.00

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
February 24, 2003 - February 25, 2003 (2 days)
Hollywood, FL
Purpose - AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting
Total Cost - $437.43

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
June 2, 2005 - June 6, 2005 (5 days)
HI
Purpose - Visit with the local ADA chapter, public TV & radio appearance discussing health care
Total Cost - $1,562.38

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
September 16, 2005 - September 17, 2005 (2 days)
IL
Purpose - National board meeting
Total Cost - $1,235.08

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?