Starting to pull together my Carroll blog pieces into coherent groups to provide material for testing Mike Nelson’s Print My Blog Pro plugin. This piece is one of a series about post-retirement writing originally written in July of 2019.

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.

  1. Youtube is a frequent resource when I need to be hand-held (e.g. when I wanted guidance in flying a drone).
  2. Google Suite. I plan to master this since I’ll be using it with my newly created blog Curious David Emeritus  and Gmail accounts [available upon request if I vet you!].
  3. Duolingo. 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 blogging in Curious David Emeritus.
  5. DayOne: As I’ve written about elsewhere, for my purposes this is the best journaling software.
  6. LinkedIn: Without a doubt, this tool has grown in value to me and may serve me even better now that I have left 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. Facebook provides me a platform for learning from and about former students and colleagues.
  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 former 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.