My kids had cameras - about one per every two kids, some regular digital cameras and others flips. It wasn't organized, I just gave them to kids and then they passed them around as we traveled.
I've been through their pictures about five times so far (I haven't tackled the videos yet because they intimidate me). The pictures include plenty that are exactly what you would expect - stereotypical shots of the monuments, goofy pictures of each other, lots of pictures of water (the Tidal Basin, the fountains), and ducks.
There's lots of other stuff too though. Here are a few of my personal favorites.
|Most of their pictures of the statues are from this angle. It fascinates me.|
|In case this small image isn't really clear, this is a reflection in a mud puddle. I found the puddles irritating as we walked around them. I love that a student saw them differently.|
One darling girl seems to have spent the majority of the trip posing for photos. Here are just a few.
|This is probably better than most school portraits.|
|I think this would be her social media avatar if she were a bit older.|
Then we had a few selfies. That is something that was new this year.
This one struck me as a metaphor for something (not an intentional metaphor on the part of a first grader though - although I could be wrong).
Handing my kids cameras has been one of the greatest things I've done as a teacher.