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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*

Rachel Post


Total cost of 7 trips: $6,787.36


Trips traveled under the office of Vernon Ehlers

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC AND CHICAGO
Sponsor: NATIONAL FOOD PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION (DELMONTE FOODS, NESTLE USA, KRAFT FOOD, UNILEVER U.S., INC.)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FIELD STUDY: AGRICULTURE, LABOR, AND NUTRITION PURPOSES
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American Youth Policy Forum
Purpose: EDUCATION POLICY FACT-FINDING TRIP: VISITS TO INNOVATIVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK CITY
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $542.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: University of Phoenix
Purpose: DISTANCE EDUCATION/HIGHER EDUCATION FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,037.89
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION AND AMERICAN BENEFITS INSTITUTE
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON PENSION REFORM
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Career College Association
Purpose: STUDY OF CAREER COLLEGE OPERATIONS
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,108.45
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: HEALTH FACILITIES TOUR AND MEDICARE/MEDICAID FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,287.44
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Marrow Donor Program
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ABOUT CORD BLOOD AND TRANSPLANTS
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $679.58
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Rachel Post.


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

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