You’re invited to join a conversation in Elluminate this Wednesday evening, August 6th, to discuss a proposed code of ethics for our Storychasers project in 2008-2009, as well as other ideas for this new project idea. We will meet for ONLY one hour this week, since some participants may (like me) plan to participate in the 9 pm Eastern Teachers Teaching Teachers webcast remembering and reflecting about Lee Baber on EdTechTalk.

The 2008 K-12 Online Conference has officially been dedicated to the memory of Lee. Please visit the memorial page EdTechTalk has created for her, and consider offering a donation to her family. That donation information will be added soon to her EdTechTalk memorial page.

I had multiple conversations with Lee over Skype and on the phone in the past two years, and I really feel an emptiness at her passing. I felt a similar way about a year ago when a good friend from my church men’s group back in Lubbock, Texas, passed away and I was not able to attend the funeral. There really wasn’t anyone around me face-to-face that knew about him or understood what had happened, and I felt weird not having people to mourn with over his loss. Our virtual communications, meetings, activities and relationships are as real as our face-to-face ones, but in a situation like this I find myself longing for face-to-face connections instead of just virtual ones. I’m at a loss. As a community and as individuals, we have lost a friend.

I miss you Lee.

Lee Baber

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