posted message: I summarized participation data I have, up to now, here: If I missed something, please let me know privately. I will be doing several summaries next week, which won't be tasks (just my summaries of course activities). Tomorrow, I will post a task inviting you to share math celebration ideas, which will be a bonus task. It has been an interesting journey for me, for sure! So many things I learned... For example, the original syllabus had about 5% overlap with people's interests and had to be reworked. Computer-based vs. computer-delivered math makes no sense to people as categories. Being an evil overlord is fun, theoretically at least. Rock on!
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posted message: Out of 38 participants of the course, more than a quarter have blogs or frequently updated sites, that I know. We are awesome like this! Did I miss your blog? Please add to the list!
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Meta: are we discussing the book here in comments? Can one reply to a particular comment?

Homeschooling and unschooling grew "a bit" since the book came out: for example, about 7% of US kids with college educated parents are now educated by families. However, peer groups, communities and networks form a separate phenomenon - not quite "do it yourself." As many of my colleagues in homeschooling explain, "It's not at home, and it's not schooling" - not by yourself and not in an institution.

My friend and I reviewed some of these emerging educator commons here: I think it resonates wi