Author: Tony

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I Was Awarded The Mayor’s Award Of Excellence!

Whoop whoop! I was awarded the Mayor’s Award of Excellence for my service to the San Leandro Community. The story on the SLHS.net website reads: “SAN LEANDRO, CA: At the December City Council meeting, San Leandro High School teacher Tony...

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The Earthquake Trail

Join me on a tour of The Earthquake Trail in Point Reyes, California. Along the way, I stop at a few kiosks and explain the geology one can learn there. I then visit a place where the ground moved sixteen...

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Working on an Astronomy Book

You would think that with all the physics books I have written and the fact that I teach physics, that I really love physics. I don’t. I have never done that well in physics classes and for the most part,...

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Pothole Dome

Pothole Dome is a granite dome in Yosemite right off the Tioga road, that has an abundance of geologic features showing the effects of glaciers and water under pressure. Pothole Dome is located in Tuolumne Meadows. If you’re driving from...

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Golden Gate Shooting and Alex Lindsay

So there I was with my friend Rick, taking pictures on a hill near Point Bonita when I hear a voice saying “excuse me sir do you know you need a permit to film here?” I’ve heard this before and...

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Climbing for Kids

I finished the video of the Grand Teton climb! The video premiered at The Ascent, a kickoff show for the new season of Climbing for Kids. The crowd loved the show. I talked to many prospective climbers and hopefully convinced some...

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Methuselah Grove

I took a snowy trek through Methuselah Grove. What a magical and beautiful place. I had the park to myself as the snow closed the road. I hiked a few miles into the park and then into the Grove.

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Live from Norway

Cheryl and I took a trip to Norway and I filmed this home-movie style show.  We did the “Norway in a Nutshell” trip from Oslo to Flåm on the Flåm Railway, the Nærøyfjord, Gudvangen, the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva,...

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EdTech 521: Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Instruction Tier 1 strategies that I use are mostly adaptations in delivery. I create step by step instructions, video instructions, and I deliver the content live first. In online education it is important to provide multiple pathways for students...

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EdTech 521: Netiquette Rules

Website to Netiquette Lesson shown above. What is Netiquette? Netiquette is a proper way of relating to other people online. It involves respecting one another, and treating people as human beings deserve to be treated even though communication is not...

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EdTech 521: Community Building Strategies

Strategies Rationale Participation Social Interaction Shared Identity Individual Identity Knowledge Generation Ownership Students will create avatars with their image Students will be able to recognize each other from their forum posts x x x Students will post a hello message...

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Second Life Astronomy Lesson

In my Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds course we have been challenged to teach a lesson in a virtual world to the rest of the class. Something I have always wanted to do was build learning experiences in Second...

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Whack-A-Mole to Weeping Angel

In my continuing effort to learn App Inventor for use in computer science education, I used the MoleMash tutorial here to create a Whack-A-Mole-like game where a mole appears and you have to whack him with a mouse click to...

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Looking At “Second Life” For Educational Opportunities

Above is my Second Life avatar (so far). I was able to change the hair to match mine, but other than that I’m wearing a standard outfit. That’s ok, you can spend hours fine tuning your look but I just...

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MIT App Inventor in Education

MIT App Inventor (http://appinventor.mit.edu/) is a cloud-based programming environment that allows you to create apps in a web browser that can be tested on an Android emulator and then uploaded to an Android device. App Inventor’s app building environment uses...