Last year, my last year of Carroll University teaching, I indicated this:
I am migrating to different learning tools as I use my I-Phone and Ipad more and have migrated away from my University account to a new Gmail account. I will devote considerable time to mastering the following learning tools.
- Youtube is a frequent resource when I need to be hand-held (e.g. when I wanted guidance in flying a drone).
- 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!].
- Duolingo. I plan to travel abroad in the next few years and have always wanted to refresh my Spanish-speaking skills.
- WordPress. I plan to continue blogging in Curiousdavidredux.
- DayOne: As I’ve written about elsewhere, for my purposes this is the best journaling software.
- LinkedIn: Without a doubt, this tool has grown in value to me and may serve me even better now that I have left academe.
- Google Translate: I find this tool invaluable when I communicate with colleagues across the globe. Президенту трудно понять разницу между «бы» и «не будет».
- Facebook provides me a platform for learning from and about former students and colleagues.
- 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 former assistant Kristen and I produced with it last year.
- Grammarly: I find this tool helpful in many ways, especially when I am writing under pressure and with haste.
With retirement, comes wisdom 🙂 and a change in pace and in ways of learning. My top Ten Learning Tools the past year have been the following:
What are your favorite digital tools for learning?