I am digging on transmedia which is about combining different media such as documentary video and data to tell stories in an interactive fashion. I think its an awesome way to engage and sustain student interest as it is hands-on and minds-on.
A stunning transmedia resource worth checking out is At Home. Your students can explore the impact of a new social experiment focused on helping homeless people. The highlights are demographic data, video documentaries, and a slick user interface with an ambient music soundtrack.