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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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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

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  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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  • 06.02.15

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Eric Olson


Total cost of 7 trips: $8,779.61


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Daschle

Destination: PONTE VEDRA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,560.38
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,820.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $961.00
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.47
source


Trips traveled under the office of Anna Eshoo

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT TO SILICON VALLEY, TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,467.00
source

Destination: TECHNOLOGY POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ACT AT&T, LEVEL 3, MICROSOFT, NARM, PEGASUS, SPRINT, TELCORDIA, VERISIGN, XO COMMUNICATIONS VSDA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,018.26
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT PROFESSIONALS
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL ON GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY
Date: Jan 30, 2003
Expense: $317.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Eric Olson.


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?