Twighlights of Reboot Britain

I really enjoyed Reboot Britain yesterday. For all it's faults (and yes I could find plenty but I don't want to dwell on those), left me hooked and inspired. I was tweeting pretty hard all day so instead I've decided just to capture my twitter highlights, or Twightlights below as a mini record of what emerged from the day (my tweets were sometimes, but not always, verbatim) and in no particular order:

  1. There are 5 core literacies [we must teach our children]: attention, participation, collaboration, crap detection & network awareness. – Howard Rheingold

  2. We need confidence about our beliefs and ability to change stuff for the better. Smart governments work *with* people who then take responsibility and some power.  – Lee Bryant

  3. [We need] ecosystem economics but it's a fine line between perspective and platitudes – Julie Meyer

  4. [Of new technology] men ask 'what does it do?', women ask 'what does it do for me?' –  Joanne Jacobs

  5. The media needs to learn to grow up and stop focussing on the narcissism of small differences – Jenni Russell

  6. Politicians are hidden by walled gardens and hidden by moats. – Alberto Nardelli

  7. We live in a world where a tiny pools [silos] of specialists make decisions that affect us all – Gillian Tett

  8. I want to vote on the issues i care about not for a party i don't care about – er, Me

  9. Real change never happens from the top down – Micah Sifry

So what next?

Lot's of people, myself included, have asked where we go from here. It's an important question but not one I can answer right now. "Conversations first, the relationships, then transactions" is the principle I subscribe to and yesterday we had tonnes of conversations both on and off line so I am confident the relationships and transactions will follow. I for one will be participating with bated breath.

And particular thanks go to…

Finally, I particularly want to thanks Steve Moore, Rohan Gunatalike and Jess Tyrell who worked so hard on making the event such a success. And I also want to thank  the Travelling Geeks who sprinkled their magic dust on the proceedings and hopefully got a flavour of the british buzz right now.

By the way…

I love the fact that a bunch of people got fed up with the format and self organised a splinter group called Rebootrebootbritain.

And I also really enjoyed David Gauntlett's for doing playful lego models too. Here's mine by the way:

Rblego 

More?

There is masses of content available. Check out the essays, twitter, lego models, blog posts, images, audioboo recordings and video coming soon I promise. 

Comments

  1. The high points for me at these events are always the educators. The teachers on the front line who are faced everyday with the toughest, most unforgiving customers of all_ children. Teachers who manage to deliver (from within a stifling education system) some of the most innovative approaches to learning e.g Derek Robinson’s presentation.

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