About Me

Nicki Cooper Minecraft CharacterMy name is Nicki  Cooper (previously Maddams) (@GeekyNicki on Twitter) and I am subject leader for Computing as well as an Advanced Skills Teacher and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert at Northfleet School for Girls in Kent.  I have a degree in computing and I have been teaching for 8 years now and particularly enjoy developing computer science resources. My main focus in school is developing our key stage 3 curriculum to meet the new computing requirements. As an AST I am available for outreach work with other schools on request, mainly in London and Kent; to see a full range of my expertise click here to view my CV.

A particular passion of mine is the use of Kodu Game Lab as a tool for teaching basic programming skills to young people. For this I received the award for “Cutting Edge Use of Technology for Learning” at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum last year in Prague.

I live in Kent with my husband, Kevin, and two cats, Niles and Daphne. I am currently learning to play the piano in my spare time; having achieved Grade 2 last year I am now working towards Grade 3.

9 Responses to About Me

  1. Neil Iles says:

    Just found you on Twitter!

    I used to support your school with some of their ICT plans and ideas. Say hello to Tony Davies for me please…

    I’m still supporting schools in Kent with ideas and joining up thinking… would be good to get a strong network of ICT fans going in Kent. KCC are not the best at doing this…

    Would be good to chat… (I am not trying to sell you anything!!!)

    Kind regards,

    Neil

  2. Nicki says:

    Hi Neil, good to hear from you. I will be sure to say hi to Tony! I like the sound of getting a strong ICT network going in Kent. I’m hoping to run a free event soon to deliver training to local teachers and hopefully hold a TeachMeet at the end, I’ll post details on here and on Twitter once I have it finalised.

    Nicki

  3. Mark Butler says:

    Hi Nikki
    I have been reading through some of your ideas with interest and wondered if it were possible to discuss some of these in more depth particularly your work with computer programming and the use of Kodu to support learning. I would like to develop a new SOL for our KS3 students being as adventurous as p0ssible with it to bring students into ICT.

    I would love to hear from you

    Thanks

    Mark Butler
    Head of ICT
    Driffield School

  4. Nicki says:

    Hi Mark
    Would be happy to discuss further with you. Would be best for you to contact me by email, you can find the address on the “Contact” page on this site :-)

    Nicki

  5. Nikki,

    I’m blown away with the standard of this work. Thank you so much for sharing. This is an inspiration to all of us who believe in building learning communities

    Best wishes

    Robert

  6. Nicki says:

    Thank you for the kind comment Robert :-)

  7. Nitesh Patel says:

    Hi Nikki,

    I found this website by chance on the internet and I have found the standard of your resources inspirational.

    Thank you very much for sharing.

    Nitesh

  8. stuart hall says:

    excellent resources

    i have been waiting for my school to install kodu for 6 months so interesting to see your resources

  9. Fatou says:

    Nikki,
    Thank you for the great & useful resources you kindly share. Great job!

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