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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

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  • 06.02.15

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Lori Otto


Total cost of 11 trips: $16,623.72


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Craig

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Council of the United States
Purpose: NATO, ED MEETINGS & BRIEFINGS
Date: May 27, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,394.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON U.S./ISRAEL RELATIONS
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Destination: PA
Sponsor: AT&T, CABLE, WIRELESS, WINSTAR, PEGASUS, LEVEL3, MICROSOFT, MP3.COM, XO Comm, VERISIGN, SAIC, ALCATEL...
Purpose: 3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $588.76
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING VISIT TO MICROSOFT CAMPUS
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,707.82
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, CA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Public Affairs Group
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,791.20
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP HAUNCH
Date: Oct 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $947.31
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, CA
Sponsor: TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,139.00
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,159.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: MICROSOFT AMAZON, VOTERLTERE VULCAN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,995.17
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Lori Otto.


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?