I was reminded of the beauty of kids with cameras this week. As we explore our classroom community and the people and spaces that make it up, the children are documenting the days with two old digital cameras. Their perspective is always refreshing, and they capture the details about people and space that are important to them.
If you are able to acquire an old digital camera, I highly recommend it for the classroom, or for home. Spend a few dollars at Goodwill and don't get too attached, though - technology changes and cameras can end up in sticky (or wet, or temper tantrum) situations. I've acquired a few over the years, and the photos above were taken with a 3.2 megapixel camera. Skip fancy, skip "made for kids" - and let your children use the real tool. You'll love the photos they take!