Wonders in Adventureland

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

Review: FOSIL

FOSIL (Framework Of Skills for Inquiry Learning), put simply, is a framework developed by Darryl Toerrien that breaks down the stages of the inquiry process.  This framework, available at identifies six stages in the research cycle, and this can... Continue Reading →

Reading for Pleasure Conference. 28th March 2019.

I attended The Guardian Education Centre’s ( and Reading for Pleasure Conference.  The day featured talks and workshops from authors, practitioners and other professionals on the theme of reading for pleasure with a particular focus on the primary school... Continue Reading →

Review: Podcasts

I really enjoy listening to podcasts, and there are some specific shows that I subscribe to for my own interests and these are great to listen to on my commute.  However, while I was aware that there are Library-related podcasts... Continue Reading →

Referencing Cheat Sheet

Over the psat two years, I found that what students really do like is something to take away with them.  So in relation to referencing, no matter that we have Cite Them Right just a click away, with all the... Continue Reading →

Review: Mentimeter

What is it? Mentimeter ( is an online, audience response system, which you can use to create interactive presentations.  Like similar systems such as Socrative and Kahoot!, it is another tool with which to get your students (or audience) engaged... Continue Reading →

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 →

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