Wonders in Adventureland

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

Review: Adobe Spark

What is it? Adobe Spark is a tool that you can use to create three different types of media: a ‘Post’, a ‘Page’ or a ‘Video’ using Adobe templates.  A Spark Post is combines text and image to create... Continue Reading →


Battling the Bored: Engaging from the outset with Kahoot!

We hosted a #libmeet at MDX on 6th June, and I took a ten-minute slot in which I demonstrated Kahoot.  I thought the best way to talk about the tool in a short space of time was to put together... Continue Reading →

Teaching (IL) with Wikipedia

On Wednesday, 30th May we had two trainers from the Wikipedia Education Program run a workshop at MDX, as an introduction to using Wikipedia in teaching*. It was really interesting to hear about how the process of editing a Wikipedia... Continue Reading →

Reflection: Psychology Researh Day 2018 #psyresearchday

What? I attended the Psychology Research Day on 15th March.  This event took place at Senate House Library, and is arranged by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Senate House for postgraduates and researchers in the subject to find out... Continue Reading →

Review: Padlet

What is it? Padlet ( is a simple tool for sharing content in what might simply be described as an online noticeboard.  Using Padlet, you are able to create webpages (or individual Padlets) and populate them with what look like... Continue Reading →

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 →

Review: 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 →

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