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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.

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Trips sponsored by

Save The Children


Total cost of 10 trips: $30,307.12


Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: WASHINGTON TO MALAWI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
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Traveler: Mandy Folse (from the office of Mary Landrieu)
Destination: MALAWI, AFRICA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, STUDY TOUR
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
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Traveler: Mary Andrus (from the office of Jim Leach)
Destination: LILONGWE, MALAWI
Purpose: TO VISIT HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS, HEALTH CLINICS, HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS TO OBSERVE HOW PROGRAMS ARE WORKING AND TALK WITH THOSE WHO ARE PROVIDING SERVICES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PROJECTS THAT ARE SUCCESSFUL
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Traveler: Grady Bourn (from the office of Jerry Lewis)
Destination: IAD-LONDON-JOHANNESBURG-LILONGWE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP FOCUSED ON AIDS AND EDUCATION ISSUES IN MALAWI, AFRICA
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Traveler: Cindy Buhl (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: VISIT AND REVIEW USAID-FUNDED CHILD SURVIVAL, MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CARE, HIV/AIDS, ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN, PRIMARY EDUCATION, AND MICRO-ENTERPRISE PROGRAMS IN ETHIOPIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Christos Tsentas (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: OBSERVE SAVE THE CHILDREN PROGRAMS FOR ORPHANS & VULNERABLE CHILDREN, SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING, AND HIV/AIDS & INTERACTION WITH UNITED STATES MISSION IN ETHIOPIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Shelly Stoneman (from the office of Steven Rothman)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL: LEARN ABOUT SAVE THE CHILDREN'S FOREIGN AID PROJECTS IN ETHIOPIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
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Traveler: Jordan Press (from the office of Christopher Shays)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: TO LEARN HOW SAVE THE CHILDREN WORKS WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE FUNDS TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY. WE VISITED A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS, WITH A FOCUS ON FOOD AID AND HIV/AIDS, BUT ALSO MODEL PROGRAMS IN ED
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Susan Brown (from the office of Anne Northup)
Destination: HONGKONG TO JAKARTA INDONESIA, TOKYO
Purpose: TO GET A PROGRESS REPORT ON POST-TSUNAMI RECONSTRUCTION AND THE STATUS/WELL-BEING OF DISPLACED & ORPHANED CHILDREN
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $2,538.86
source

Traveler: Shiloh Reiher (from the office of Deborah Pryce)
Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA-BANDA ACEH-HKOSEMAWE
Purpose: STUDY TOUR OF EMERGENCY PROTECTION PROGRAMS IN INDONESIA, INCLUDING THE TSUNAMI-AFFECTED REGION
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,538.86
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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?