My name is Nicki Cooper (@GeekyNicki on Twitter) and I am an award-winning former subject leader and Advanced Skills Teacher in Computing. I hold a degree in computing and was teaching for 10 years before abruptly taking a career break to raise my children. Before this my main focus in school was developing our key stage 3 curriculum to meet the new computing requirements and rolling out Google Classroom as our new VLE.
A particular passion of mine previously was 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 in 2012. I also won a NAACE Impact Award in 2014.
I live in Kent with my husband and children and work part-time as a photographer as well as undertaking occasional Computing-related outreach work.