Tagged: Tony Farley

Mercury the week of Feb. 26th 2019 0

Mercury the week of Feb. 26th 2019

Today’s show shows you where to find Mercury in the sky. If you go out right after sunset and look to the West, Mercury will be the first star you see low in the sky near where the sun set....


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.


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...


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...


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.

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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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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,...


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: 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...


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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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...

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Not Ready Player One

I’m three weeks into two courses on VR and AR for education and so far I’m a bit disappointed in both. I was similarly disappointed when I signed up, did all the paperwork for, and brought Google Expeditions to my...


Three Augmented Reality Apps Reviewed

In my Gamified Augmented Reality and Mobile Education course at Boise State we were asked to review three educational Apps as to their potential educational use and value along with the strengths and limitations of each app. I tested Quiver,...