Google Docs Spreadsheet provides a lovely motion chart widget which will very easily bring your static data to life! I can see this little tool being very useful for projects in ICT, history, geography, mathematics, social studies etc....
You can see the motion chart in action at Gapminder World as well as viewing many interesting videos using motion charts.
Gapminder also provides an excellent tutorial explaining how to use the motion chart widget.
Check out this interactive example, from Gapminder, to see what can be done.