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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*

Jayme White


Total cost of 10 trips: $25,801.99


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mcdermott

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH SINGAPORE
Date: Feb 1, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,680.54
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BUSINESS MODEL OF IMPORTANT COMPANIES IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,529.30
source

Destination: DC TO NYC
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TAX DEDUCTABLE BONDS WORK TO FINANCE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $705.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,022.25
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT CONFRONT AFRICA
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $562.50
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: AGAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW FEDERAL TAX POLICY AFFECTS U.S. FIRMS OPERATING IN SILICON VALLEY AND INVOLVED IN THE IT SECTOR OF THE ECONOMY
Date: Aug 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,828.85
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FEDERAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT MICROSOFT AND OTHER HIGH TECHNOLOGY FIRMS LOCATED IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Date: Aug 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,979.12
source

Destination: BRASILIA, BRAZIL TO RIO DE JAINERO
Sponsor: Brazil Information Center
Purpose: TO CREATE STRONGER TRES BETWEEN THE US AND BRAZIL, AND MORE SPECIFICALLY ON DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL TRADE ISSUES AND FIND WAYS TO BELIEVE CONSENSUS ON MATTERS CURRENTLY OR DISPUTE
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $6,660.60
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: National Foreign Trade Council
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IMPACT OF HOW INTERNATIONAL TAX LAW IMPACTS AMERICAN COMPANIES ABILITY TO COMPETE IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO O'HARE
Sponsor: BAXTER HEALTHCARE, USG CORP, SMURFIT-STONE, CABE-PILLER QUALITY FLEAT WORKS, BOEING, SIGNODE, PEPSI CO
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR OF THE U.S. ECONOMY
Date: Aug 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,162.13
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jayme White.


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?