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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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  • 06.11.15

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  • 06.02.15

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Trips by*

Sarah Birch


Total cost of 9 trips: $22,079.64


Trips traveled under the office of James Clyburn

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: VISIT & STUDY PROPOSED STORAGE SITE FOR NUCLEAR WASTE
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,235.83
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NC, MEMPHIS, TN, ST. LOIS, MO
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: VISIT SITES RELATED TO COTTON INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,068.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,900.00
source

Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, WARRENTON VA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CLASSROOM LECTURES FROM HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOLS CENTER FOR HEALTH AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $459.80
source

Destination: COLUMBIA, S.C. & SORROUNDING AREAS
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: FARM TOUR IN S.C. W/ DELEGATION STAFF
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $697.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - JOINT LISTENING SESSION OF CBC HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE BRAINTRUSTS
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,066.00
source

Destination: PARIS
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP FOCUSED ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE, SECURITY, COMMERCIAL AVIATION AND RELATED ISSUES.
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $11,513.36
source

Destination: NY, NY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: VISIT/OVERVIEW OF UNITED NATIONS, & MEET WITH COMMUNICATIONS STAFF OF U.S. MISSION TO THE U.N
Date: Jun 16, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $561.25
source


Trips traveled under the office of Howard Coble

Destination: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY - NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: VISIT & STUDY TEENSCREEN PROGRAM & NEW YORK STATE PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $578.40
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sarah Birch.


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?