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Adding a wiki

  • With the editing turned on, in the section you wish to add your wiki, click the "Add an activity or resource" link (or, if not present, the "Add an activity" drop down menu )and choose Wiki.
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Wiki administration settings

Peters : Wiki -Unit 1- Observing children- Using Anecdotal Records

Child's Name: David Flower

Page: 5years

Date: 28th January 2016

Time: 10:15 am - 10: 30am

Place: Star Primary School ( Kindergarten)

Context of event: Before and During a lesson on capacity

Observer: Keisha Peters


Before the lesson started David was out of his seat. He hit and spat on another child displaying unacceptable behavior in the classroom. The teacher called him and told him to stand in the corner because he was being disrespectful to the other student.

The teacher started the lesson and was reviewing the previous lesson on mass. She asked a question comparing a book and cotton on a balance/ shop scale. David, standing in the corner, replied, " the book is light but the cotton is lighter." The teacher smiled at David, saying very good David you are thinking. Then she asked him to sit. During the lesson on capacity, as the teacher poured the jar of water into the container, David shouted from his seat, "it looks like a waterfall!" Then the teacher asked the question what do you see happened here, David shouted "the container is full!" The teacher again replied very good! David smiled and began boasting saying, I got the answer. As the teacher was about to make another illustration, David slapped the little girl who was sitting next to him.


Comments: David is lacking skills emotionally. He likes to hit others, wanting attention. However, he also displayed good listening and cognitive skills as he participated in answering questions, observant and good at comparing. He was also full of confidence when answering these questions. From this observation the teacher can develop activities for helping David to develop his emotional skills and to practice self-control.

Wiki description

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Display description on course page

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First page name

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Note: If you don't change the default wording "First page name", then the first page of your wiki will be called "First page name" (which is a bit silly!) There are tracker issues relating to leaving the first page name field blank MDL-32797 and allowing it to be changed later: MDL-6488

Wiki mode

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Default format

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    • HTML - editing using the normal text editor
    • Creole - a popular wiki editing language. If this is selected, a small editing toolbar will appear.

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    • NWiki - a wiki editing language used in the contributed NWiki module.

Force format

If you check this box then students cannot choose their own method of editing the wiki.

Common module settings

The Common module settings section appears in many modules besides wiki. It sets Groups interactions levels and the ID number.

Restrict access settings

The Restrict access area becomes visible in Moodle activities and resource settings if Conditional Activities have been enabled.

Locally assigned roles

In Settings > Wiki administration > Locally assigned roles selected users can be given additional roles in the activity.

Wiki permissions

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