Wonders in Adventureland

Librarian blogging about libraries, learning, education and anything else I find interesting (Tweeting @jionalib)

Review: Flipgrid

What is Flipgrid? Flipgrid ( is a video discussion platform which allows the sharing of user-generated videos, among an invited group of people, in order to form a “social learning community”.  Educators can create their own online classroom/space (what they... Continue Reading →


Talk for SLG

I was invited to speak/present at a CILIP School Libraries Group regional training day, which took place on 27th October, at City of London School.  The talk was looking at some of the challenges of HE for new undergraduates, and... Continue Reading →

Review: Text 2 Mind Map

What is it? ‘Text 2 Mind Map’ ( is a free-to-use website with which you, as you can probably guess, use to create online mind maps.  There are subscription levels available for a small fee but, for the basis of... Continue Reading →

Getting started with Kahoot!

What is it? Kahoot is a website that allows you to create online quizzes and surveys.  It requires an account in order to use the site, but this is quick, easy and free to anyone to sign up for at... Continue Reading →

Reflection on ‘Threshold Concepts’

The idea of threshold concepts is a helpful one, I think, because it encourages educators to interrogate their subject and their teaching of it for the broader, more thematic elements in order to identify ‘what is fundamental to a grasp... Continue Reading →

Using Kahoot! in HE

Having experimented with using Kahoot! in a few different ways, I thought it was time to blog about what I think of it as a tool.   What is it? Kahoot! is a web-based quiz-creator tool.  You create can use... Continue Reading →

Teaching Reflection

What? Having come to the end of delivering the second workshop for PSY first year undergrads, I thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect on the lesson itself and the two sessions overall. To give it some context,... Continue Reading →

LED4001: How do people learn? How should we teach them?

Asking “how do we learn?” is an important question to consider because, if we are able to unpick the processes that underpin this, then we can better understand how it is that we can (hopefully) teach and learn better. When... Continue Reading →

LIASA-SLYSIG Conference 2016

I had the pleasure, and honour, of attending and presenting at School Library and Youth Services Interest Group's (an interest group of the Library and Information Association of South Africa) biennial conference in Bloemfontein on 28-29th June. The theme of the conference was "Connect,... Continue Reading →

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