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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.

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Trips by*

John Dusik


Total cost of 8 trips: $10,534.49


Trips traveled under the office of Jerry Weller

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO EXAMINE BEST PRACTICES IN TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES, AND OTHER ISSUES OF CONCERN, RE: E-COMMERCE
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $569.84
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: University of Chicago
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SYSTEM
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $501.33
source

Destination: AUSTIN-DALLAS
Sponsor: APPLIED MATERIAL CO, DELL, HPCOMP. INTEL CORP SOLECTRON CORP. TEXAS INST.
Purpose: TO SEC FIRST HAND, THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE HIGH TECH MANUFACTURING SECTOR. - VISITS TO CORPS HELPED ILLUSTRATE IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING THE AMERICAN ECONOMY.
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,442.84
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT THE HEADQUARTERS AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITY OF MEDCO'S OPERATION ON THE EAST COAST, TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR PBM BUSINESS AND THE PBM INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE.
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,388.65
source

Destination: MILWAUKEE, WI
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST HAND, THE INNER WORKINGS OF MANUFACTURING. ILLUSTRATE IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY ON ECONOMY & WORKFORCE, DISCUSS HOW FEDERAL POLICIES AFFECT MANUF. SECTOR
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,063.93
source

Destination: BEIJING, URUMXI, SHANGHAI, CHINA
Sponsor: US-China Policy Foundation
Purpose: TO GAIN A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF VARIOUS POLICY AREAS AS THEY RELATE TO U.S./CHINA RELATIONS ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATES TO TRADE. MANUFACTURING, MONETARY POLICY, FOREIGN RELATIONS, AND OVERSEAS INVESTMENT.
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,690.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: ROCHE CHEMICALS/MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Purpose: TO OBSERVE A LIVE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT VIA LATHROSCOPIC SURGERY AND LEARN * THE STATE OF THE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY IN GENERAL, AT THE UNIVERSITY INSPECIFIC
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $715.77
source

Destination: CHICAGO, O'HARE
Sponsor: NAM/PEPSICO/BAXTER/USG/SMURFIT-STORE CATERPILLAR/QUALITY FLOATWORKS/SIGNADE/BOEING
Purpose: TO EXAMINE, FIRST HAND, THE INTRICACIES OF THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS, LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING ON THE U.S. ECONOMY, POLICY DISCUSSIONS ON MANUFACTURING
Date: Aug 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,162.13
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Dusik.


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?