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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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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*

Maria Robinson


Total cost of 8 trips: $11,945.65


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Ney

Destination: OFFICIAL MEETINGS
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 26, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,550.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $205.00
source

Destination: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CLASSES
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $318.00
source

Destination: WENT TO VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT NASDAQ
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO VISIT NSDAQ STOCK MARKET FACILITIES IN CT AND NY
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $886.65
source

Destination: DEHLI, CHENNAI, MUMBAI, AND AGRA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 10, 2002 (10 days)
Expense: $3,729.00
source

Destination: BWI TO PROVIDENCE, RI; TRAVELLED IN CAR TO CT.
Sponsor: IETAN CONSULTING LLC
Purpose: FACT FINDING TO THE MASHENTUCKET PEQUOT INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENT
Date: Aug 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $377.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: BELGRADE, SERBIA
Sponsor: Serbian-American Center
Purpose: HELP GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE UPCOMING SERBIAN ELECTIONS AND TO HELP SERBIA AND THE MISSION TO BECOME PART OF THE EU.
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,280.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Maria Robinson.


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?

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