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American RadioWorks |
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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Trips sponsored by

Sierra Club


Total cost of 6 trips: $6,643.28


Traveler: Paul Brotherton (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: UTAH
Purpose: VIEW FEDERAL LANDS PROPOSED FOR WILDERNESS AND OTHER DESIGNATION
Date: Apr 21, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $501.20
source

Traveler: Kerry Mckenney (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: D.C. TO VERNON, NJ
Purpose: TO VIEW THE HIGH LANDS AREA, AND RECEIVE BRIEFINGS, PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $390.00
source

Traveler: Sarah Wisner (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO THE GRAND CANYON TO LEARN ABOUT NATIONAL WILDERNESS MONUMENTS
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $445.00
source

Traveler: Barbara Boxer (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: SUNDANCE, UTAH
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,347.98
source

Traveler: George Miller (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-SALT LAKE CITY-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE, "PROGRESSIVE LITIGATION IN PERILOUS TIMES"
Date: Mar 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,606.82
source

Traveler: Phil Barnett (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: SUNDANCE, UTAH
Purpose: ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,352.28
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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?