Jan 25

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

Deck.Toys Logo

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.


Aug 28

We have created an animated video to introduce Smoothboard Air.

Our vision is for educators and students around the world to benefit from the real-time collaboration platform which Smoothboard Air provides.

Thanks for watching!


Here is the transcript for the video:

The rise of mobile technologies like smartphones, netbooks and tablets are increasingly challenging not just conventional teaching methods but the attention span of both students and teachers.

More students are bringing their own mobile devices to class. And the numbers are just going to keep growing.

But mobile technology should not be another hurdle to keep students engaged in class. It should be an effective tool in encouraging participation and active learning among students
How do you do that?
All you need is Smoothboard Air, a good teacher, a computer with wireless access, and a class of students with their mobile devices.

Begin by installing Smoothboard Air into your computer. It takes just 20 seconds to install.

Smoothboard Air will provide an IP address immediately.

Connect students’ mobile devices to the WIFI network.
Students just need to enter the IP address into their mobile devices and WALLA! They are now sharing your screen.

Now, you can write annotations on your own presentation and students can save them at the end of the lesson.

You can organize mini contests and quizzes. And students can participate instantly from their own mobile devices.

More than 100,000 educators have downloaded and tried the first version of Smoothboard.

And now, we have Smoothboard Air which will bring learning to a new level.

You don’t have to fight the rising trend of mobile devices in classrooms.

Ride the trend smoothly with Smoothboard Air.

Visit Smoothboard.net and download the Free version today.



Aug 1

With the help of my friend, I have made a short video showing how to connect several different mobile devices to the computer running Smoothboard Air. The video also contains a quick run through of the features of the Smoothboard Air software.

The devices in the video are: 2x iPads, 1x Macbook, 1x Galaxy Tab 10.1, 1x Galaxy Nexus, and 1x iPod Touch.


Download Smoothboard Air with Duo at http://www.smoothboard.net/air

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