My eight year old son needed to do a book report for a book he read over the summer and he was allowed to do it in a Powerpoint format. Needless to say the boy & I spent some quality time behind the keyboard "geeking out" once the report was written in longhand on paper.
During the book report project we were discussing how the use of the internet is going to change the way his generation looks at everything and how it has already drastically changed the educational tools available to him vs when I was a boy. I explained the set of 24 encyclopedias that I had as a youth and then showed him wikipedia. I explained news reels in World War II, network news in the Vietnam era and the use of YouTube like services which are now available to anyone. We discussed different aspects of the internet and the various uses for it.
My son really enjoyed the internet service YouTube and this was a video that was both semi educational as well as humorous. Enjoy.