ICT and educational resources section

Hello fellow educators and ICT specialists and welcome to my site. My name is Wassim Sidani, I am a Lebanese veteran Biology educator, ICT specialist, and Rich Interactive Applications developer who loves novelty and creativity and never settles for second place. I have worked in a number of prestigious academic institutions and assumed a number …

New simulator for the Receptor potential in the Pacinian corpuscle

This simulator is made for experiential learning of the concept of receptor potenital and serves as a technological tool that will hopefully increase students’ engagement.

New Neurophysiology screencast

global potential screencast

This screencast is about the amplitude of the global potential and how it’s affected by the intensity of stimulations applied to the nerve. This is a topic that’s thoroughly discussed in grades 10 and 12 of the Biology Lebanese curriculum and I have already posted about my simulator, the one I use in my classroom …

Neurophysiology simulator

Global Potential Simulator

This resource is an HTML5 simulation of the nerve’s response to electrical stimulations i.e. the global potential when there are slow and rapid conducting fibers in the nerve. This simulation is particularly useful for educators seeking an interactive way to explain the first chapter of Neurophysiology and I’ve had great success in using it with …

Amplitude of Global Potential simulator

Gobal potential's amplitude

This simulator mimics the response of a nerve to electrical stimulations of different intensities, it is practically useful for grade 12 students of the LS section. It requires the flash player plugin so make sure you enable it in your browser. Feel free to contact me if you’d like a customized version or a different …

Whaller: social networking for serious people.

Whaller is a platform that enables you to build private social networks for your institution. It is like social media but for serious people and businesses. It has a lot of useful features such as: Team calendar Custom file manager that can be replaced by a Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive widget Advanced poll capabilities …

Trello, collaborative project management reimagined!

I’ve got introduced today to a new, free, cloud-based, collaborative, project-management tool that looks very promising and offers great flexibility and ease of use: meet Trello! Trello uses a visual approach to managing your project, tasks can be added, modified, color-coded and moved from one category to another in a snap. Trello is intuitive and …

Authentic Assessment التقويم الأصيل

The authentic assessment seeks to reveal what the learner learns beyond what is measured by tests. That is, it reveals the important rather than the easy to measure: real-world, challenging, complex , and meaningful tasks that require the integration of knowledge and innovation, open issues that require the learner to think critically and not just …