I have worked with Tom Barrett in one capacity or another for a few years now, as our paths have crossed and we have collaborated over our belief in the importance of truly personalised learning. So when I took up post at Rosendale School in South London, I was keen to make use of Tom’s skills in taking the school to a new level of understanding about the ways in which New Technologies could support learning. Specifically, I was keen to find some way for children to gather together evidence to substantiate the progress they were making in their learning. It had always seemed to me that schools had missed the point of formative assessment as described by Dylan Wiliam and had put in place assessment for learning procedures that were still too ‘teacher heavy’. Added to which, friends in the corporate world seemed to have understood the paperless office in a way that shames those of us leading learning with young people, where we still used post-it / print&cut&stick exemplars of evidence gathering. Surely, I thought, we must be able to use a system such as Evernote to support teachers and children in gathering evidence. And if we did, then gathering that data across the school, in all subjects, might yield further insights in to the kind of learning and progress happening in the school. Thus the stage was set for working on this idea and Tom Barrett of NoTosh led us very ably through the stages of the project. In the video below, he describes the aims, principles, issues and opportunities of the project as it unfolded.