Tony Farley's Blog Blog

0

Sequoia National Park: The Giant Forest

This episode of Beautiful Places is a walk through The Giant Forest in the Winter right after a snow storm. The morning light shining through the trees as snow falls created an enchanted forest of light and snow. The video focuses on the General Sherman Tree, the largest tree in the world.

0

Orion the Hunter and it’s Stars

If you go out after sunset turn to the East and look up to find Orion the Hunter. You will see three stars in a line that make up the belt of Orion and four stars in a rectangle around...

0

The Dance of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon

In the weeks after January 25th, 2019 Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon perform a dance in the morning sky. The 25th begins with Venus, Jupiter, and Antares in a line in the Southeast sky right before sunrise. As the weeks...

0

Venus and Jupiter Rising January 24th 2019

I’ve been wanting to do a show about what you can see up in the sky for quite a while. Venus and Jupiter rising in the morning finally inspired me to just do it. Here’s the first show.

Image of Tony Farley and Pauline Cutter honoring him with the Mayor's Award of Excellence 0

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...

Tony Farley standing where the fence moved 16 feet in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. 0

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...

page from Astronomy by Tony Farley 0

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,...

0

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...

1

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...

0

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...

0

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.

0

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,...

0

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...

7 Things Every Young Person Should Know About The Internet 0

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...

image of etopia in Second Life 0

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...