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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Tom Sell


Total cost of 11 trips: $7,152.78


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: AMARILLO, TX
Sponsor: TEXAS CATTLEFEEDERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT CATTLE FEEDING INDUSTRY.
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $583.00
source

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN RESORT, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE RETREAT/STAFF
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
source

Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL SWEETENER SYMPOSIUM.
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,396.45
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose:
Date: Aug 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $673.78
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Forum on Agriculture Resources and Management
Purpose: ATTEND 1-DAY FORUM ON ISSUES IMPORTANT TO FLORIDA AGRICULTURE.
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $373.34
source

Destination: DEARBORN, MI
Sponsor: Council of State Governments
Purpose: SPEAK TO AG. POLICY TASK FORCE
Date: Dec 8, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $700.59
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: STAFF REPUBLICAN RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $628.00
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY
Sponsor: NATIONAL FARMERS UNION
Purpose: SPEAK AT NFU CONVENTION
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $820.40
source

Destination: MARCO ISLAND, FLA
Sponsor: NATIONAL PORK PRODUCERS COUNCIL
Purpose: SPEAK TO PORK ACTION GROUP.
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $412.61
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: GALVESTON, TX
Sponsor: Groundwater Management Districts Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND MEETINGS AND ADDRESS THE GROUP ON RELEVANT ITEMS IN THE 2002 FORM BILL
Date: Jan 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $739.61
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Tom Sell.


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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