Incorporating digital age skills into curriculum can be
daunting for educators, and getting started can be the hardest part. In this
book, author and education leader L. Rob Furman breaks down the process into 18
easy-to-follow challenges so that teachers can improve student outcomes based on
digital age skills and future-minded progress in a single semester. With this
accessible guide, teachers will learn how to promote teamwork and collaboration, helping students stay motivated
and inspired to develop the skills they’ll need for the future.
This book includes:
Weekly step-by-step challenges designed to fill one semester.
studies by leaders in the field and examples of how to implement the
challenges for each grade level.
Coverage of key topics such as digital
citizenship, communication, problem-solving and integration of technology into
About the Author
L. Robert Furman, Ed.D., is an educator, leader, speaker and the author of
Technology, Reading & Digital Literacy. He has received numerous awards, including
being named one of the National School Board Association’s 2015 “20 to Watch” in
technology education. He is the principal at South Park Elementary Center near
Furman’s writing is engaging, entertaining and
insightful, and rooted deeply in a love of children and learning. Educators
who feel the call to 'futurize' their practices will benefit from this
—Keith Reeves, Author of Insurrection: A Teacher
Revolution in Defense of Children
The Future-Ready Challenge by Rob Furman has given
us a sure plan to begin addressing future-ready skills in daily
lessons. The strategies provided are easy to integrate into content areas
and the scaffolding that’s suggested will begin to embed these skills in the
planning and delivery of instruction.
—Len Ference, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association
for Middle Level Education
Furman has written a very practical book that has
the potential to change how teachers teach. He provides websites, links and
specific examples from practitioners that will support teachers on the path to
teaching digital age skills.
—Bruce Vosburgh, President, The National Forum to Accelerate
This book hits the right balance between doing what
one knows how to do and learning new things. It’s step-by-step and full of
great ideas for introducing a new way of teaching and learning into our
—Peter Bishop, Founder
and Executive Director, Teach the Future (www.teachthefuture.org)