ask / ask / Def. say something in order to obtain an answer or information. K - 1 2 E D U C AT I O N T E C H N O L O G Y S O L U T I O N S Kids ask about 10,000 questions per year... According to a Harvard researcher, children ask about 10,000 questions per year before they enter school. Yet, as soon as they enter preschool, these once curious children ask fewer questions and the rate of asking questions declines precipitously over the course of their education. 1 Given these numbers, perhaps the most important role educators can play is to help students ask questions for it is only by asking questions that real learning can occur. Having a curious mind becomes infinitely more important as graduates enter the 21st century workplace. When they’ve learned to ask questions, these future leaders can engage with the people and resources needed to solve problems. After all, the ability to creatively solve the world’s biggest problems starts by asking the right questions. HOW CAN YOU HELP STUDENTS? Start by understanding how today’s educational technology solutions can help you engage the curious mind—and prepare students for the 21st century workplace. 1 “Cultivating Curiosity by Deliberately Teaching Students How to Ask Questions,” EdWeek.org, 10/07/2016.