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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.

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  • 06.11.15

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  • 06.02.15

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Helen Hardin


Total cost of 13 trips: $24,850.31


Trips traveled under the office of Zach Wamp

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $476.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $442.00
source

Destination: DC-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS-KNOXVILLE
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $703.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE - VIETNAM
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $7,552.21
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $739.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $933.40
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,650.85
source

Destination: TINDOUF, ALGERIA (REFUGEE CAMPS)
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $1,311.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source

Destination: SAN JOSE
Sponsor: Organization for Tropical Studies
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 28, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $2,288.35
source

Destination: CASABLANCA
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: EDUCATION-MOROCCO-WESTERN SAHARA DISPUTE, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL REFORMS, TERRORISM/NATIONAL SECURITY, MOROCCO-US RELATIONS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Date: Jul 1, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $4,645.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Helen Hardin.


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?