A Toolkit Introduction
Hello and Welcome to the Rebel Toolkit! In this chapter, you will find training tools around how to use the Rebel Toolkit, how to edit pages and add your resources. To return to the main page click on the Extinction Symbol at the top left.
1. An Introduction
What is the Rebel Toolkit?
The Rebel Toolkit - a platform to showcase the incredible work of local rebels from across the nations and regions. A good idea hatched in Cornwall, can be reworked in Teeside and improved again in Dundee...
This platform was created with the following values:
- Reflection & Learning
The Toolkit is a space to:
To get to the next page of the introduction go to the Book Navigation on the left of the page or click here.
If you have any feedback or suggestions, need a new shelf or book created, or want to join our team, please post a message, or contact us. We are always looking for people passionate about sharing with and learning from each other to join us!
On Mattermost, the Communities Reception channel in the UK Team. It is a public channel, so you can join yourself to it.
On UK Forums, the Communities Circle Reception forum.
By Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. A Tour of the Toolkit
Guided Tour of the Toolkit
The Toolkit is split up into shelves, each for a different purpose. On those shelves you will find books which consist of pages often ordered into chapters. This is the terminology used while working with the toolkit.
There are 10 main shelves on the Toolkit.
These follow a rough order in which a new rebel might need them.
The Toolkit is a community curated space where any rebel from across the movement can add resources that they think it would be useful to share. So here you will find details, personalised stories and potentially more haphazard pages - although we do aim to help as much as possible in maintaining some order!
Some of our shelves are monitored more closely - this doesn't mean you shouldn't add to them, just that if you do you are likely to be contacted but the Communities team to help ensure your resources are accessible, well structured and fit in with the shelf as a whole. These shelves are marked with a Registered Trademark symbol ®. Update: now that the contents have settled down, this is not enforced -- please put your material wherever you think it really belongs.
The Using This Toolkit Shelf
(Psst... Thats where you are right now!)
As well as the guides for using the Toolkit, this shelf has a space where you can add pages to experiment, called the Sandbox! Here is a link to the Sandbox
Get the Tour
Our Rebellion Academy team have provided a training on the Toolkit, which includes a Toolkit Guided Tour, if you want to learn more about the Toolkit we highly recommend giving it a go!
3. What can you find on the Toolkit?
The Toolkit does what it says on the tin.
You will find several types of resources on the Toolkit, we are really encouraging people to add whatever they think would be useful for others to know about.
Here are some interesting things to check out:
- The Rebel Starter Pack - A great place for any Rebel to begin!
- The Glossary - Help us make sense of our own Jargon.
- A Nervous Rebel's Guide to Social Media - For the less tech-y among us!
- Trust The People - Excelent resources on Community Organising.
A Tool for Decentralisation:
We are encouraging rebels across the movement to add their own resources, on anything they feel proud of achieving or something that they have seen that inspired them. You don’t always have to write about your work
You could report on something that your Local Group did which inspired you to join and interview those involved to learn how they organised and pulled it off!
- Indexing existing resources
- Reporting an event / process / experience
- Tools to share - Art / Checklists / Guides
Action: Think about the following questions:
- What do you have in your experiences that you could share:
- What did you see that inspired you to join XR?
- What has your LG has done that you are proud of?
- Are you part of a WG? What resources do you have that may be useful to others
- Have you been involved in anything which hasn’t worked?
Is it possible to ask people to write 50-100 words on something they could offer? Maybe we could then reach out to them and encourage them to actually do so...
What's on the Toolkit?
Our Rebellion Academy team have provided a training on the Toolkit, wich includes a Toolkit Guided Tour, if you want to learn moe about the Toolkit we highly recommend giving it a go!