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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 , a website that contains copyright free or friendly images.

Taken from this Flickr website which permits users to copy images without copyright permission

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.

1 comment:

  1. ArcSketch is free online sketch pad to draw/paint anything freely, it also offers many tool to customise your canvas i.e. you can select the color of pencil, you can select the size of pencil, you can customize the canvas size etc. You can also upload the image on canvas and edit the way you want.


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