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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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Trips by*

Damon Nelson


Total cost of 7 trips: $11,745.29


Trips traveled under the office of Devin Nunes

Destination: BIG CREEK, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Southern California Edison
Purpose: HIGH SIERRA WORKSHOP AND TOUR THE BIG CREEK HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES. TO OBTAIN INSIGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES ON ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE RELICENSING OF OUR NATION'S HYDROELECTRIC RESOURCES; TO ENHANCE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ISSUES AND BENEFITS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,400.87
source

Destination: FRESNO, CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: California Agricultural Leadership Alumni Association
Purpose: THE 2003 ALA WASHINGTON, D.C. EDUCATIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $955.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: PERFECTWAVE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Purpose: DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP AND TOUR OF ADCS, INC. FACILITIES IN POWAY, CALIFORNIA. TO OBTAIN INSIGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES ON ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES BY PERFECTWAVE TECHNOLOGIES, HST, GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, PURE-O
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,784.40
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Council of Farmer Co-ops
Purpose: TO GET A FIRST-HAND PERSPECTIVE OF THE WIDE-VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES THAT FARMER-OWNED COOPERATIVES PERFORM
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,290.57
source


Trips traveled under the office of George Radanovich

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,075.99
source

Destination: GROTON, CT - NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: TOUR OF PHARMACEUTICAL FACILITIES
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,151.86
source

Destination: TINDOUF, ALGERIA
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: VISIT SAHARAWI REFUGEE CAMPS
Date: Mar 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,086.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Damon Nelson.


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

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