1) Teachers in traditional public schools average almost 14 years of experience.

2) The number of teachers with 5 or fewer years of experience role to 28% in 2007-08 from 17% in 1987-88.

3) A SmaartBrief on Ed Tech poll finds that 86.67% of respondents are excited about new technology tools for classroom learning. Meanwhile, 40.3% use personal learning networks, 13.43% rely on social media, and 10.45% expect to form connections at education conferences.

4. Even back in 2008, according to a Pew Internet & American Life Project study, 97% of 12- to 17-year-olds played some kind of digital game every week.