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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*

Christine Heggem


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,825.15


Trips traveled under the office of Conrad Burns

Destination: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN ELECTRICITY GENERATION AND TRANSMISSION
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,696.00
source

Destination: MONTANA
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TIMBER PRODUCTION ISSUES AND CONSERVATION PRACTICES IN NORTHWEST MONTANA
Date: Aug 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $520.00
source

Destination: FLORIDA KEYS
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: GENERAL ATOMIC IS HOPING TO EXPAND THEIR LABORATORY OPERATIONS, POSSIBLY TO BOZEMAN. MOST OF THEIR FIDERALLY CONTRACTED BUSINESS COMES OUT OF THE ENERGY & H2O BILL
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,276.29
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND NRECA'S NATIONAL CONVENTION AND LEARN ABOUT CURRENT CONCERNS FROM A MONTANA AND NATIONWIDE PERSPECTIVE
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,145.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Shell Oil Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO TOUR OFF-SHORE DRILLING RIG
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $748.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY FORUM RE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY, NATURAL GAS AND OTHER POWER ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,512.86
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,327.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christine Heggem.


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

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