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May 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Discovery Education online event: Spotlight Gulf Oil Spill

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Added by Frank W. Baker on May 27, 2010 at 1:51pm — No Comments

DORA (The Explorer) AND Illegal Immigrant?

Did you all see how the Nickelodeon character, DORA, has been digitally altered and used in the current Arizona "illegal immigration" debate? When I first saw this, my initial reaction was "copyright violation," but then I thought, it's parody, so it's probably legal. I wonder what kids in Arizona think of her…

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Added by Frank W. Baker on May 24, 2010 at 2:03pm — No Comments

QUESTION: The Canon (and Kooky Cool New & Diverse Books) for Little Girls

Hello Everyone,


As I mentioned last week, Nicole and I just found out the gender of our baby on Monday evening.


As the ultrasound tech was moving around checking things out Nicole said, "oh, are those the girl bits?" I couldn't stop laughing as "girl bits" is a great phrase - a bit odd, but not entirely offensive. Nicole has clearly read more books about pregnancy than I have as it all looked fuzzy to me. When we actually found out it would be a…
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Added by Ryan Goble on May 20, 2010 at 4:00pm — 20 Comments

Ken Burns Adds to "Baseball"

The Wall St Journal reports (Thursday May 13) that Ken Burns has added four new hours to his PBS series Baseball. The episode entitled "Tenth Inning," scheduled to be broadcast September 28-29, is reported to explore the steroid era, the Red Sox's curse-breaking title and other recent events. Here is a link to the series.

Added by Frank W. Baker on May 13, 2010 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

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