Distance learning occurs when students attend school without physically being in the classroom. It usually takes place in the form of online classes, video recordings, or video conferencing.
Flexibility is one of the main benefits of distance learning. Distance learning allows students to learn from anywhere, as long as they have access to a computer and the Internet. For many students, such as those with families that frequently relocate or travel, the flexibility that distance learning offers provides them with greater stability in their education.
Because students can attend distance learning schools from anywhere in the world (keeping in mind…
Less than two weeks after a mysterious monolith appeared — and disappeared — from the Utah desert, a similar monolith was reportedly seen in Piatra Neamt, a city halfway across the world in Romania. However, the monolith that was first seen in Romania only days ago has now also vanished.
And so, the saga of the mysterious monolith continues and takes an even stranger turn. The monolith has now jumped back to the US from Romania and has once again been sighted — this time, on the campus of Dexter School, a K-12 private STEM school in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Dexter’s online maker contest is officially underway! The prompt for this year’s maker contest is…drumroll please…design a moon base!
Students will have just over a month to design a moon base that sustains human life for a settlement of at least 50 people. They can design this base using any means necessary — coding, art, writing, and more.
All students ages 16 and under are welcome to participate in this contest. Teams are permitted, but there is a maximum limit of three people per team.
Here is a document outlining the full rules of the contest: bit.ly/makercontestinfo
With the onset of COVID-19, students all over the world now have decreased access and opportunities to participate in exciting educational events such as in-person hackathons, contests, and more.
We wanted to make sure that our students still had every opportunity to create and be innovative in a contest setting, so we decided to take matters into our own hands.
With that, we will be launching Dexter’s first-ever online maker contest!
The Dexter Maker Contest will give students the chance to exercise their creativity, their knowledge, and their skills. We originally created this contest with Dexter students in mind…
Author: Jen Bradley
On a typical Tuesday morning in mid-July, I looked through my patio window to see my oldest son laughing on our outdoor sofa.
He’s everything a growing fourteen year old boy typically is: hungry all the time, generally impatient with his younger siblings, needs new shoes every month, can be unexpectedly and momentarily tender, and is fairly surly in the mornings.
To see him laughing and engaged as the early sun streamed through the windows was definitely a treat.
What was it that was making him so happy?
Participating in a Dexter Homeschool live stream about Cold…
By: Michael Olaya
As government schools scramble to make plans for the fall, parents are taking action and rushing to create learning pods. The idea is an ancient one, hire a teacher to teach a small group of kids at a personal residence. Learning pods are intriguing for multiple reasons…
With the massive uncertainty and lackluster performance by government schools in the Spring, learning pods have taken center stage as the fall term…
By: Ryan Dawson
Reading Shakespeare can be intimidating even for adults. Instead of appreciating the depth and elegance of his language, many shy away because it seems too difficult. So how can we skillfully guide students through this most challenging literature? Here are 6 tips to make Shakespeare fun and engaging for your students.
1. TREAT THE PLAYS AS PLAY
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” — As You Like It
Shakespeare didn’t write abstract philosophical and political arguments. He wrote plays, and plays are just that — for play. Students should know…
Hello, Medium! We are Dexter, a radically accessible private school with a focus on STEM and the Arts for children ages 10+. Students attend classes fully-online, but we have a campus in Wichita Falls that provides local students regular access to special equipment and mentors.
COVID-19 affected everyone in different ways. Having been an in-person K-12 private school pre-COVID, we knew we had two options: we could either settle for school closures or adapt and provide our students with the best at-home learning experience on the planet.
COVID-19 closed our doors, so we opened a new one.
Thus, dexter.live was…