For educators teaching current events and the developing technology of media, this special section on the New York Times website will provide fodder for hours of critically-minded discussions. Readers will find content divided into five categories: Multimedia Stories, Data Visualization, Data-Driven Stories, Explanatory Graphics, and Visual and Interactive Features. One fascinating entry from February 8, 2014, explores the Sochi Olympics Luge competition and features GoPro footage, traditional video of athletes on the course, as well as eye-popping visualizations and informative content. Meanwhile, an August 15, 2014 entry maps the spread of the U.S. military's surplus gear, including armored vehicles, body armor, grenade launchers, and assault rifles. Educators of multiple subjects will find visually stimulating and informative content in this excellent section.
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