Jaén Exchange

  • Welcome meeting of English, Dutch, German and Czech groups

    9 nov 2014

    The Spanish Coordinator and some members of the staff welcome the four groups at the School Hall and offer them some refreshments. They introduce everyone to their host families.

    Then, credentials of the Exchange and a sweater with the provisional logo of the Project are handed out to every participant.


    Break The Ice

    10 nov 2014

    This is a teambuilding activity. Students participate in the following introductory and cooperative activities and games:

    • Introductory game: Journey by Balloon. A player throws a balloon into the air. All players must prevent the balloon from falling to the floor. The person who touches the balloon will say his name loudly and sit on the floor.

    • Introductory game: Find your partner. A number, word, animal, colour, etc., will be assigned to the players. Students will shout the names until they find their match.

    • Introductory game: Musical chairs. All players are standing outside a chair circle. While the music plays all players have to move around the circle and, when the music stops, the players have to sit on a chair. The number of chair will be reduced progressively.

    • Cooperative game: Transporters. Team game. Cooperative relay races. Players run moving inside of a hula-hoop, carrying some object on their backs or chests, with tied shoes, etc.

    • Cooperative game: Surfing mats. Team game. All the teams have to cross the gym stepping only on the gym mats. Players are not allowed to touch the floor or step on it.


    Official Opening and welcome Breakfast

    10 nov 2014

    Formal opening in which the coordinators of every partner school and the authorities supporting the project locally address short speeches of presentation and declaration of intentions. The ceremony finish with the short intervention of a string quartet from the local Conservatory.

    A continental breakfast is served in the School Library to facilitate the good atmosphere amongst the participants. This activity has its counterpoint in the farewell party on Friday with the participation of the families of the students participating and even the rest of the students of the same level (Third course of  ESO).

    Members of the Team encourage students to speak to each other and introduce themselves in an informal atmosphere.


    Visit to Jaén Cathedral and Arco de San Lorenzo

    10 nov 2014

    Students and teachers gather at Santa Maria Square and start the visit to the cathedral. The Spanish history teacher gives them short explanations about the cathedral in its historical and social context. She also explains the different parts of the cathedral both on the outside and the inside. Finally, they visit the upper galleries and have impressive views of the naves.

    Participants in the project visit Arco de S. Lorenzo, in the old town and watch one video about the history of Jaén.

    Students are asked to write a short report of this visit and upload it to their social networks. A selection of the best works are sent to the Project Network and sites. A test on line using a Google questionnaire is completed by the students using their mobile phones.


    Excursion to Parque de las Ciencias and The Alhambra in Granada

    11 nov 2014

    First part of the excursion is a visit to the Parque de las Ciencias, a “hands on” science museum.

    After lunch in the Parque de las Ciencias, the group goes to the Alhambra. There, they visit the Palatine City, unique in the world. The visit is intended as a practical approach to the muslim legacy in Al-andalus and its artistic expression throughout history. The students are expected to pay attention not only to its architectural values but also to its functional and symbolic meaning.


    Dipity time-line about history of social media and the Internet

    12 nov 2014

    ICT teachers of the five schools ask their pupils to collect photos representing milestones in the history of social networks and the Internet; students write a header o short legend for each photo.

    Workshop activity in which students participating in the first transnational meeting will use the photos selected —and saved on a memory stick or uploaded to “the cloud”— to create a timeline that shows clearly the short history of the Internet. They will use http://www.dipity.com/, or another similar open on line educational resource (OER), and get to know the potential of a clear graphical representation. If visiting students haven’t been able to use the program at home, the Spanish students will be in charge of the actual use of the computer.

    Logo Competition

    12 nov 2014


    Lecture: Social Networks, Shadows and Lights in Teenagers

    12 nov 2014

    Short lecture in English by Dra. Macarena Espinilla Estévez, expert from the ICT Department, University of Jaén; member of Research Group: “Sistemas inteligentes basados en el análisis de decisión difuso”

    Lecture content

    • The dangers, threats and risks in social networks.

    • Good practice in social network.

    • Recommendations and guidelines to prevent risks.

    • Identify hazardous situations and act appropriately.


    Social relations before the cyber world. Visit Baños de la Encina

    13 nov 2014

    This short excursion combines leisure and learning activities, always with a hands on bias.

    They visit an ethnographic small museum to know about life and uses of the village in past and present. They attend a modeling clay workshop to make vases used in the past with their own hands. The activity called Conquer the Bury Al-Hammam castle is the second workshop included in this visit. The students imagine life in medieval times and compare the communication systems nowadays and in the Middle ages. Students are asked to write short compositions to go with the photos, which they upload to the project social networks.


    Lecture about cybercrime

    13 nov 2014

    A Police Inspector, Antonio Navarro Illán, with a vast curriculum as a police investigator as well as a graduation in English Philology addresses a lecture to the students with the help of audio-visual recordings.


    • Definition of cybercrime and related concepts.

    • Specific crimes.

    • Cyberbullying.

    • Cyberstalking.

    • Grooming.

    • Tips of advice.





    Your digital identity — Your digital fingerprint

    14 nov 2014

    The ICT teacher trains several Spanish students in the use of the program to be used in the short time exchange.

    Following the teacher’s instruction and with the help of the Spanish students already trained in phase 1.1, participants in the meeting create a mind map representing their digital fingerprint in the computer. They learn to use OER tools like the one mentioned above.


    Walk up Santa Catalina Castle. Paella – Picnic

    14 nov 2014

    Due to weather conditions, the group goes to the castle by bus instead of walking up the hill. They have a guided tour of the castle.

    Then, all participants share the paella that one of the host families has offered to prepare in the school grounds instead of the picnic area originally planned.

    Students are distributed in teams. The teachers select one group to be responsible of gathering pictures and videos, writing a report and upload it to the Project Social Networks before the end of the exchange. Students arebe asked to share the link with their friends at home.