The internet gives a powerful tool to us–a way to utilize a huge amount of data. For instance death and birth rates in the US in real time. Yeah, just head over to https://googledrive.com/host/0B_n1OLMaOursZUwxSUpsX1JFb1E/ and see this simulation using US Census data. Pretty powerful. Does not matter if you use a tablet or PC, Apple or Android or Windows. One of the truly equal resources out there.
So how can you use this? Gosh, in so many ways. Economics classes to hypothesize about amounts of money given to both birth and death programs. How about Sociology to see the graying of certain parts of the country. Civics and Government–we’re talking about this fiscal cliff, right, well pose the question about how many people would be affected. So many great higher level thinking things you could focus on.