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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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

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  • 06.11.15

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  • 06.02.15

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Bobby Hillert


Total cost of 10 trips: $13,191.04


Trips traveled under the office of Pete Sessions

Destination:
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FURTHER EXAMINE FCC RULINGS IN REGARD TO TELECOMM INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,064.77
source

Destination: TAIPEI/KENTING
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT AUTOMATED PHARMACY/CALL CENTER
Date: Dec 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,119.61
source

Destination: STANFORD UNIV. MED CENTER
Sponsor: Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation
Purpose: VIEW RESEARCH IN DOWN SYNDROME, AUTISM, PARKINSON'S
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $990.00
source

Destination: VISIT PARKLAND HOSPITAL
Sponsor: Parkland Hospital
Purpose: VIEW THE ROLE PARKLAND PLAYS IN DALLAS
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $428.20
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
Purpose: TO LEARN PERSPECTIVES FROM EXPERTS REGARDING THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY'S TRADE AND INVESTMENT TRENDS
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $720.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,751.66
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE HARDWARE THAT GOES INTO THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $255.00
source

Destination: CINCY
Sponsor: TOYOTA MANUFACTURING, ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INTERNATIONAL PAPER, AIC STEE NCR, MILACRON CINERGY
Purpose: ALLOWED STAFF TO SEE INNER-WORKINGS OF MANUFACTURING SECTOR. ILLUSTRATED IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING ON AMERICAN ECONOMY AND WORKFORCE
Date: Aug 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,101.46
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: Parkland Hospital
Purpose: INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE DESIGNED TO ALLOW LEGISLATIVE STAFF W/ RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HEALTH CARE ISSUES
Date: Aug 24, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $440.34
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bobby Hillert.


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?