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Interesting perspective that material design concepts are based on more than just opinionated trend setters.
Why Material Design is our best attempt (yet) for a unifying theory of design.
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Interesting article. I hadn't thought about how flat design and skeuomorphism were precursors to material design.

I recently saw this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrT6v5sOwJg) about the making of material design and it makes a lot of sense. It's hard to call it a trend when they are making design choices based on what real material looks and feels like. I especially liked how they photographed and lit scenes with Google app icons cut out of paper - so the shadows would be real looking.

I think the ideas material design puts forth is so important now that we are interacting with the digital world with touch devices and not just a mouse and keyboard.

Although it's hard not to think there might have been an old graphic designer at Google who just couldn't wait to use a drop shadow again after flat design was here for so long.
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Great story for high School graduation.
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects
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This one is for all of my baseball and University of Missouri fans.... I'd include Detroit Tiger fans, but, well, you know the story.
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This rings so true to me.
“Being realistic is the most commonly travelled road to mediocrity.” Will Smith Maybe it’s because I have been listening to “motivational speeches” on 8Tracks, or maybe because I have been emotiona...
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Interesting research about the linkages between personality traits and social media posts.  I am wondering if this type of analysis will be (or already is being) used in hiring or admissions decisions.
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Finally.
Surprise! Netflix built into hotel-room TVs doesn't seem awful. When Mariott announced that it'd add streaming apps including the House of Cards outfit,
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One of the casualties of cuts at university of Phoenix is the adaptive learning (next generation LMS) platform that the company spent several million trying to develop.
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Seems like a "Duh, finally!" Type of enhancement for Twitter.
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This is an insightful article by +Anil Dash about the long term value of having lots of friends/followers on social media.  My take is that 1) he underestimates the value of getting a sliver of attention from someone we don't know, or from someone we we no longer keep in touch with, or even from someone we purposely don't care about.  2) part of the "weirdness" Anil describes is mostly due to the newness of the POTENTIAL of BEING ABLE to connect those slivers of attention with millions of people.  Finally, 3) quality matters.  While Anil happened to be in the right place at the right time to get hundreds of thousands of followers, it is the quality of his thinking and writing that bring meaning to those slivers of attention.  An idea will grow in a person's mind only when that person's thinking is "at the right place at the right time", and being a source for good ideas, well articulated, helps plant and nurture seeds of thought.
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I am going to change my language from "think on paper" to work out loud". I see several valuable ideas in this concept.
I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud, what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that suppor...
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+Stephen Emlund I completely agree with you. I would also love to see such concrete examples. I am hoping that L&D community will take to the idea of #wol and help to inculcate the skills in the workforce. The skills imbibed via working out loud will be very akin to the skills required to build #PLN and practice #PKM and are critical 21st Century skills. Collaboration and cooperation in networked orgs will depend vastly on individuals' ability to work out loud in an effective manner.  
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BONUS - Google automatically created this little story from pictures I took at last week's "For the Fun of It" concert.  Thought some of you parents might enjoy it.
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I chose this restaurant because of its proximity to the Springhill Suites where I was staying. The pizza is good and the atmosphere comfortable. I'd go back.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
I ate here while in the area on business so I am not a regular, but I found both the food and the service to be very good. They encourage you to order spicy food using a 1 to 5 scale for hotness. (I was a 5 - lots of heat but it was still full flavored and not just hot). VERY limited seating.... Maybe 5-6 tables... And not much on atmosphere, but prices are reasonable, food is good, and service is quick and friendly. I'd go here again.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
We stayed here during a family vacation to Toronto. The great location made it an excellent choice. Our room was on the 12th floor and was quite comfortable for our family of 5 (3 teenagers). The fridge and microwave, as well as several nearby restaurants, made up for the fact that no breakfast was included. Parking in the nearby garage was convenient. Our only complaints were that the beds were VERY firm, and the elevators quite slow.
Appeal: Very GoodFacilities: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Stopped here on our way to Canada for some authentic polish good. I grew up in a polish household and was not disappointed by the food here. Great Buffett at a fair price. Excellent.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
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This was my first try at Poutine, so I'm not sure I'm an appropriate judge, but I had a Poutinie Weanie and enjoyed it. Moreover it was a fun place to eat in the heart of Stratford.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
This restaurant was a great way for us to share the "up north" experience with our kids, who had never tasted a pastie after a lengthy car ride. I had the veggie and it was quite good. The authentic use of turnips gives the pastie a memorable and enjoyable flavor.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
College type hangout place. Food is decent and staff is friendly.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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