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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Karin Hope


Total cost of 17 trips: $32,241.21


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Ramstad

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Employee-Owned S Corporation of America
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 22, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,342.00
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, ID
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: SPEAK AT SEMINAR
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,289.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: ATTEND AND ADDRESS CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $717.95
source

Destination: STOCKHOLM AND OSKARSHAMN, SWEDEN, PARIS, CHERBOURG AND AVIGNON, FRANCE.
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $4,025.90
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Employee-Owned S Corporation of America
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,325.00
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT SEMINAR
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,799.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: SPEAK AT PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,075.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: ATTEND & SPEAK AT ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $969.14
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: SPEAK AT AND ATTEND ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $568.00
source

Destination: PARK CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Pension Reform Action Committee
Purpose: SPEAK AT AND ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,890.00
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND; EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; MEETING WITH GOVERNMENT & BUSINESS OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,977.22
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: EDUCATION ON BOND MARKET
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Employee-Owned S Corporation of America
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,133.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: SPEAK AT AND ATTEND CONFERENCE ON TAX POLICY
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Destination: MUNICH, HEIDELBERG, HAMBURG AND BERLIN, GERMANY TO PRAGUE, CZECH
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 25, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $4,508.51
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Sponsor: University of Minnesota
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $900.70
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON TAX POLICY
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,057.59
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Karin Hope.


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?