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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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

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  • 06.02.15

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Trips by*

Janet Nuzum


Total cost of 6 trips: $25,332.93


Trips traveled under the office of Calvin Dooley

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT OPERATION OF THE MARKETS
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $947.33
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, LA
Sponsor: California Agricultural Leadership Alumni Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN CALIFORNIA
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $955.60
source

Destination: TOKYOS KOBE; OSAKA JAPAN
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF STUDY TOUR OF US-JAPAN ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Nov 9, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $10,845.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH FACILITIES
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,300.90
source

Destination: ROUND-TRIP WASHINGTON, DC TO BEND, OREGON
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: CONG. STAFF TOUR EXAMINING FOREST FIRES AND FORESTRY MANAGEMENT ISSUES
Date: May 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,105.10
source

Destination: TOKYO AND KYOTO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: US CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $10,179.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Janet Nuzum.


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?