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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Introduction to Fotor a photo editing web tool


When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices, and demonstrate how these best practices can be applied in the real (i.e. physical) and virtual (i.e. online) classroom for both teaching and teacher training. The combination of face to face instruction in a physical setting and online learning is called blended learning. In this section of the blog we will describe how the internet can serve as a supplemental resource for instruction and the mentoring of pre-service and in-service Jewish educators. In this post we will begin our discussion on how Fotor can be used to edit photos. 

Assumption: The teacher or mentor teacher has an interactive white board (i.e. SMART Board, Promethean, etc.), a Tablet PC (also called a Slate or Blade), a computer presenter or computer with internet access attached to an LCD projector in the classroom. It would be ideal if students or mentees had access to their own laptop computers or Ipads. Given parental and school approval, and the development of specific guidelines, smartphones can be used to enhance instruction as well.

Note: Although Fotor can be applied in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom, it can be also be used for training pre-service and in-service Jewish educators for professional or staff development. It is our hope that Jewish educators around the globe will form an online community of practice, a CoP, a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession, to enhance the delivery of instruction and training of Jewish educators. For example, here is a CoP you might want to join. 

What is Fotor?

 Fotor is a photo editing web tool.

Where is  Fotor located on the internet?

http://www.fotor.com/

Where can I find tutorials demonstrating how to use Fotor?

Click on the links below to find tutorials on how to used Fotor:

NOTE: When converting an image always make certain that you either own the image or have permission to copy it.

On the next post we will discuss how Fotor, a photo editing tool, can be used to promote instruction in the Judaic Studies and secular classroom.

Friday, April 11, 2014

How the image conversion or photo editing web tool, Dumpr, an online application that converts pictures into pencil sketch images, can be used in the Judaic Studies and secular blended learning classroom



When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices, and demonstrate how these best practices can be applied in the real (i.e. physical) and virtual (i.e. online) classroom for both teaching and teacher training. The combination of face to face instruction in a physical setting and online learning is called blended learning. In this section of the blog we will describe how the internet can serve as a supplemental resource for instruction and the mentoring of pre-service and in-service Jewish educators. In this post we will discuss how Dumpr a web tool that converts and transforms photos into pencil sketch images can be used in the Judaic Studies and secular blended learning classroom.


Assumption: The teacher or mentor teacher has an interactive white board (i.e. SMART Board, Promethean, etc.), a Tablet PC (also called a Slate or Blade), a computer presenter or computer with internet access attached to an LCD projector in the classroom. It would be ideal if students or mentees had access to their own laptop computers or Ipads. Given parental and school approval, and the development of specific guidelines, smartphones can be used to enhance instruction as well.

Note: Although Dumpr can be applied in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom, it can be also be used for training pre-service and in-service Jewish educators for professional or staff development. It is our hope that Jewish educators around the globe will form an online community of practice, a CoP, a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession, to enhance the delivery of instruction and training of Jewish educators. For example, here is a CoP you might want to join. 

What is Dumpr?

Dumpr is a web tool that converts and transforms photos in pencil sketch images. It is a photo editing application.

Where is  Dumpr located on the internet?


How the image conversion or photo editing web tool, Dumpr, an online application that  converts pictures into pencil sketch images, can be used in the Judaic Studies and secular blended learning classroom

Click on the links below to find examples of how Dumpr can be used in the Judaic Studies and secular face to face or virtual classroom:





NOTE: When converting an image always make certain that you either own the image or have permission to copy it; that is, you have copyright permission.


On the next post we will discuss another photo conversion or editing tool, Fotor.





Thursday, April 10, 2014

Introduction to Dumpr, a web tool that converts photos into pencil sketch images



When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices, and demonstrate how these best practices can be applied in the real (i.e. physical) and virtual (i.e. online) classroom for both teaching and teacher training. The combination of face to face instruction in a physical setting and online learning is called blended learning. In this section of the blog we will describe how the internet can serve as a supplemental resource for instruction and the mentoring of pre-service and in-service Jewish educators. In this post we will begin our discussion on how Dumpr a web tool that converts and transforms photos into pencil sketch images. Dumpr is a photo editing web tool. 



Assumption: The teacher or mentor teacher has an interactive white board (i.e. SMART Board, Promethean, etc.), a Tablet PC (also called a Slate or Blade), a computer presenter or computer with internet access attached to an LCD projector in the classroom. It would be ideal if students or mentees had access to their own laptop computers or Ipads. Given parental and school approval, and the development of specific guidelines, smartphones can be used to enhance instruction as well.

Note: Although Dumpr can be applied in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom, it can be also be used for training pre-service and in-service Jewish educators for professional or staff development. It is our hope that Jewish educators around the globe will form an online community of practice, a CoP, a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession, to enhance the delivery of instruction and training of Jewish educators. For example, here is a CoP you might want to join. 

What is Dumpr?

Dumpr is a web tool that converts and transforms photos into pencil sketch images. It is a photo editing application.

Where is  Dumpr located on the internet?

Where can I find tutorials demonstrating how to use Dumpr?

Click on the links below to find tutorials on how to used Dumpr:


NOTE: When converting an image always make certain that you either own the image or have permission to copy it.

Below you will find the original image of Shabbat Candles taken from Photo Pin , http://photopin.com/ a website that contains copyright free or friendly images.

Taken from this Flickr website which permits users to copy images without copyright permission
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarenblat/526128178/sizes/o/in/photostream/


Below you will find the penciled sketch of the original picture of the Shabbat Candles using Dumpr.




On the next post we will discuss how the image conversion tool, Dumpr, that converts pictures into pencil sketch images, can be used in the Judaic Studies and secular classroom.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Introduction to Cartoon.Pho.to a web tool that converts or transforms images into cartoons



When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices, and demonstrate how these best practices can be applied in the real (i.e. physical) and virtual (i.e. online) classroom for both teaching and teacher training. The combination of face to face instruction in a physical setting and online learning is called blended learning. In this section of the blog we will describe how the internet can serve as a supplemental resource for instruction and the mentoring of pre-service and in-service Jewish educators. In this post we will  discuss how Cartoon.Pho.to, a web tool that converts and transforms images into cartoons can be used in the Judaic Studies classroom.

Assumption: The teacher or mentor teacher has an interactive white board (i.e. SMART Board, Promethean, etc.), a Tablet PC (also called a Slate or Blade), a computer presenter or computer with internet access attached to an LCD projector in the classroom. It would be ideal if students or mentees had access to their own laptop computers or Ipads. Given parental and school approval, and the development of specific guidelines, smartphones can be used to enhance instruction as well.

Note: Although Cartoon.Pho.to can be applied in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom, it can be also be used for training pre-service and in-service Jewish educators for professional or staff development. It is our hope that Jewish educators around the globe will form an online community of practice, a CoP, a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession, to enhance the delivery of instruction and training of Jewish educators. For example, here is a CoP you might want to join. 

What is Cartoon.Pho.to?


Cartoon.Pho.to is a web tool that converts and transforms images into cartoons. It is a photo editing application.

Where is  Cartoon.Pho.to located on the internet?

Where can I find tutorials demonstrating how to use Cartoon.Pho.to?

Click on the links below to find tutorials on how to used Cartoon.Pho.to:

NOTE: When converting an image always make certain that you either own the image or have permission to copy it; that is, you have copyright permission.

Below you will find the original image of the Kotel taken from Pics4learning, a website that contains copyright free images.


Below you will find the cartoonized image of the Kotel.



On the next post we will explore another web tool that converts photos into pencil sketch images, Dumpr.

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