I am going to use this blog piece (rewritten March 1, 2019) to test the ease of use of a number of e-book publishing tools. The first such tool that interests me is Designrr. I am going to explore what Designrr can do if I save this blog piece as a Word file, as a link, and as a pdf file.

As I prepare for my last year at Carroll University, I am migrating to different learning tools  (e.g. using my I-Phone and Ipad more; creating a new blog; migrating to new Gmail account).  I will devote considerable time to mastering the following learning tools.

  1. Camtasia. Now that a course for this is available on LinkedIn, I’ll master this screencasting software since I know I can use it both on Macs and PC’s. [But now I discover I can accomplish so much of this with the Mojave command-shift-5 command.]
  2. Google Suite. I plan to master this since I’ll be using it with my newly created blog [curiousdavidredux.wordpress.com] and gmail accounts [available upon request if I vet you!].
  3. Babbel. I plan to travel abroad in the next few years and have always wanted to refresh my Spanish-speaking skills.
  4. WordPress. I plan to continue writing, but I’ll retire David-in-Carroll-Land replacing it with Curiousdavidredux.
  5. DayOne: As I’ve written about elsewhere, for my purposes this is the best journaling software.
  6. LinkedIn: Without doubt this tool has grown in value to me and may serve me even better once I leave academe.
  7. Google Translate: I find this tool invaluable when I communicate with colleagues across the globe. Президенту трудно понять разницу между «бы» и «не будет».
  8. Noteboomtutorials: When I need a brief refresher on how to use my Mac tools. When I need more detail I go to Screencastsonline.
  9. Designrr: I am starting to favor this self-publishing tool over CreateSpace which is now Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing. Here is something that my assistant Kristen and I produced with it last year.
  10. Grammarly: I find this tool helpful in many ways, especially when I am writing under pressure and with haste.