Jan 25

I am working on a new interactive classroom platform for engaging your students. The new platform, Deck.Toys is now in beta.

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Deck.Toys allows you to turn regular lessons into highly interactive experiences for students.

If you are teaching in a 1:1 or BYOD classroom with any mobile devices such as laptops, Chromebooks or iPads, do join the Deck.Toys Beta.

Also, do share Deck.Toys to your colleagues. Thanks!

Nov 17
Mystery Mines Puzzle
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My previous ‘Mystery’ puzzle tool, Mystery Piano has caught the interest of many teachers who began using it in the classroom. Therefore, I have continued to create a new puzzle creator tool, Mystery Mines.

Mystery Mines allows you to use pixel-art as a clue for your Breakout EDU challenges. You can also embed a hidden message that will appear when students complete the puzzle.

Try creating your Mystery Mines puzzle now at https://boonjin.com/mystery-mines

The source codes are at Github: Mystery Mines

Nov 7
Mystery Piano Puzzle
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For teachers in the Breakout EDU community, I have created a free and simple puzzle tool called Mystery Piano.

It allows you to hide a message that is revealed when students play the full sequence of piano notes correctly.

Mystery Piano can be used not only in the classroom but shared among friends too. :)

Try it below:

You may create your Mystery Piano puzzle at https://boonjin.com/mystery-piano

  1. Enter or Record the sequence of notes
    • it only supports sharps, # but not flats
  2. Optionally, include a text Clue or Instructions
  3. Enter your hidden message
  4. Click Generate Encrypted Link
  5. Try out and share the generated link
    • do share it in the comments below too!

The tool is open-source, and the codes are at Github: Mystery-Piano.


Dec 23
Seasons Greetings
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My friends at Zap Zap Math has been building an education platform that makes learning math a joy for kids from kindergarten age to Grade 6 and beyond.

Fun with Maths

Through Zap Zap Math, math learners are entering a universe of play aligned with Common Core standards, and engaging in structured lessons that encourage higher order thinking skills and better retention of new math concepts at their own pace. Because they have full rein on how fast they learn plus it’s incentivized (i.e., scoring system, new levels unlocked, etc.), kids absorb the lessons far quicker.

Students’ Progress Tracking

Zap Zap Math also enables teachers to track and assess each student’s individual progress with updated, easy-to-digest performance analytics. It’s a great self-guided supplement for math classes, and an educational past time for kids during the extended holidays!

..and it’s Free!

Do support the Zap Zap Math team by downloading the free app and trying it out with your students, as well as sharing the good news with other passionate teachers like yourself.

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance.


Jun 18

To install the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack with your Bluetooth adapter, you may need to disable driver signature enforcement if you are using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

Firstly, you will need to boot up Windows in Advanced Startup mode. This can be done by clicking on the Restart Computer button in the Bluetooth Stack Tool.

Your computer will restart, and the following screen will appear.


1 - Disable Driver Signature Enforcement - Select Troubleshoot

Click Troubleshoot.


2 - Disable Driver Signature Enforcement - Select Advanced Options

Click Advanced options

3 - Disable Driver Signature Enforcement - Select Startup Settings

Click Startup Settings

4 - Disable Driver Signature Enforcement - Restart

Click Restart

5 - Disable Driver Signature Enforcement - Press F7

Select Disable driver signature enforcement by pressing F7 on your keyboard

Next, you may try running the tool again for the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack to detect and install drivers for your Bluetooth adapter.

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