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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*

Barrett Karr


Total cost of 8 trips: $18,470.36


Trips traveled under the office of Kay Granger

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,996.71
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: American Hospital Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 14, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,562.70
source

Destination: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,298.00
source

Destination: ESSEX, MT TO SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,989.96
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $970.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,195.00
source

Destination: BERLIN-HEIDELBERG-STUTTGART, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 2004 CONGRESSIONAL STUDY TOUR TO GERMANY
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,855.99
source

Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT - LUXOR - CAIRO
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING. DETAILED DISCUSSIONS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ISSUES AND DEFENSE SPENDING
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,602.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Barrett Karr.


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?