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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*

Brett Shogren


Total cost of 16 trips: $36,223.05


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Delay

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $556.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN (REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON TAIWAN)
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,570.00
source

Destination: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL; BRASILIA, BRAZIL; RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - MEET WITH INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN BRAZIL TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST SUCH AS TRADE, REGULATION AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE.
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,108.56
source

Destination: ANAHEIM, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISITS TO PRODUCTION STUDIO, TECHNOLOGY BRIEFINGS
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,504.00
source

Destination: KINGSMILL, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUB. PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $352.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO MERCK/MELCO FACILITIES IN NEVADA AND CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Merck & Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-EXAMINE PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,728.00
source

Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / MEET GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $14,480.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / MEET GOV'T OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $735.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: Reliant Energy Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY PRODUCTION & STATE OF ENERGY INDUSTRY AND IMPACT OF LEGISLATION AND
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $693.50
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,094.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $924.74
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $784.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,143.00
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $643.25
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $636.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $271.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brett Shogren.


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?