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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*

Debra Marshall


Total cost of 9 trips: $12,765.35


Trips traveled under the office of Fred Upton

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO CONFERENCE
Date: May 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $464.08
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: RAILWAY TIE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON WORKING WITH CONGRESS
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,359.66
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-DETROIT MI
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON NHTSA LAWS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,010.93
source

Destination: STOWE VT
Sponsor: Northeast Public Power Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT ENERGY NEEDS OF SMALL NORTHEASTERN STATES & TOUR FACILITIES
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $856.60
source

Destination: INDIANAPOLIS IN
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HOUSING PROGRAMS FOR LOW INCOME & DISADVENTAGED
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $658.57
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT CABLE AND VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP)
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,109.16
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE AUTO INDUSTRY & THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF NEW VEHICLES
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,120.20
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,113.11
source

Destination: BERLIN - POBDCM SPEYER - HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT POLITICAL & ECONOMIC TRENDS IN GERMANY AND SOLIDIFY OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GERMAN LEADERS
Date: Aug 28, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $3,073.04
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Debra Marshall.


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

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