I stumbled across this site called Tori’s Eye which takes search input and visualizes tweets from Twitter using the search input. It’s an interesting approach to captivating user’s attention while also mind numbing to say the least of watching little birdies flash across the screen. It’s something my 3 year old daughter would love.
I think something like this would be a great teaching and communication capability for K-12…especially for 3rd grade and lower. This would be a great way for teaching children to interact with computers, while also demonstrating time based data.
There’s a similar audio experiment going on as well here of the same likeness.