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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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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*

David Best


Total cost of 8 trips: $7,370.08


Trips traveled under the office of Orrin Hatch

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Emi Music
Purpose: MEETINGS AND FACT-FINDING TRIP REGARDING COPYRIGHT ISSUES AND PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,569.80
source


Trips traveled under the office of Strom Thurmond

Destination: THE BOARS HEAD INN, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: THE 2000 CHIEF OF STAFF LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $578.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA AND SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND MEETINGS REGARDING TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Feb 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,301.48
source

Destination: THE BOARS KEAD INN, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: THE 2001 CHIEF OF STAFF LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $622.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (YUCCA MOUNTAIN NEVADA TEST SITE)
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING AND TOUR OF NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $944.50
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $582.30
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG LODGE, WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $564.00
source

Destination: SAVANNAH RIVER SITE (SRS), AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER COMPANY
Purpose: SRS SITE VISIT AND INFORMATIONAL BRIEFINGS
Date: Aug 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $208.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Best.


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?

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