2016年9月10日托福独立写作范文：Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: primary schools should spend more time on teaching young students (5-11years old) technology (like computer) than teaching music and art.
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Undoubtedly, young kids today, as the first generation starting to use digital devices since they are born, have become the tech-savviest. With the wide application of these powerful electronic products, they play with iPad and mobile phone instead of painting and playing instrument. Hence, it is highly necessary for schools to shift their focus from traditional way of teaching music and art to education of technology.
Admittedly, the education of music and arts are important for young students who are at the best age of life to cultivate tastes. Before they have been exposed to various forms of poor arts and music, teachers should tell them how to create beauty through combination of colors and shapes in art class, and how to tell good music from what can only be called as gathering of notes or noises. However, as children are surely more interested in electronic devices than in brushes, pigments or instrument, the traditional way of teaching may fail. A better alternative is to teach them how to make use of interesting Apps and software to learn music and art.
In fact, the school should teach students how to learn more effectively and efficiently with the help of technology, including computers, laptops and tablets. As mentioned above, various Apps and software can easily arouse students’ interests in study. For example, students are more willing to write diary with Apps, like Evernote and Onenote, which allow them to write, draw, add and edit picture, and upload to the cloud storage. Moreover, the study with technology, which encourages more engagement, is more efficient. Teachers ought to train students how to collect information online, as actively browsing pages on a computer or tablet is way more brain stimulating and intellectual provoking.
In addition, it is necessary for the educators to realize that the early age tech fluency is basic for students tostay competitive in the future job market. On the one hand, many fast growing sectors require employees to have adept computer skills, such as programming, engineeringand biotechnology. For the next a few decades, computer science will still be one of the major fields of development. On the other hand, at the first step of job-hunting, students need to search for appropriate vacancies, including job description, requirements, payment, career path, and company situation. And then, adept operation of Windows and Microsoft Office is essential for them to adapt to work environment. So, children need to know how to use technology as early as possible.
To sum up, educators today have to be awareof the significance of teaching technology at school, in order to help studentsstudy more effectively and be competitive in job market.
The question of “ what is the most important subject or skill the elementary schools should teach? ” has never failed to attract attention from educators, school administrators and even politicians especially when it comes to subjects like technology, or music and art. Some argue that school should spend more time teaching technology than music and art. Personally, I am not in favor of this position based on the following reasons.
Admittedly, with the advent of internet and state-of-art gadgets like laptop, tablets, being able to use computers skillfully is being considered as a valuable quality. However, early exposure to computers and other kinds of technological products might bring lots of risks and problems to kids’ future development. Recently research by National Society of Psychiatrists shows that exposure to computers at an early age leads to addiction to computers when they grow older and obviously spending too much time in front of the computer can pose a threat to kids’ health, to be more specific, it leads to neck problems, nearsightedness, backache and even childhood obesity. Moreover, instead of getting addicted to playing on-line games and watching meaningless videos, kids should have spent more time focusing on their academic study, or even learning how to appreciate artwork or music. Indeed, spending more time learning art and music not only benefits the kids, but also it is conducive the community as whole.
First off, learning art and music at an early age helps to develop creativity and make the kids more imaginative. Actually, lots of scientific research in the psychological field shows that early exposure to art and music not only boosts academic achievement but also promotes creativity, self-confidence and school pride; kids who spend more time in learning art and music end up having higher analytical thinking and reasoning skills than kids who don’t.
Additionally, spending more time teaching kids music and art can can benefit the whole community. Music and art are a very important part of people’s lives. They are necessary for people to express their emotions, like happiness, sorrow, and even anger regardless of cultural background, ethnicity, age and even gentle. It is very urgent to spend more time teaching kids knowledge about art and music since they bring change, facilitate innovation and help to unite the community. They are the reminder of the past and maker of tomorrow, they also help to convey ideas and different perspective s. More importantly, art and music have great cultural significance, by learning art and music kids will have a strong sense of cultural identity and sense of belonging to community, eventually the traditional values and culture can be passed down to the younger generation.
To conclude, it is more advisable to spend more time teaching kids art and music than technology since not only can art and music benefit the individual kid but also it benefits the community as a whole.
2016年8月21日托福独立写作范文Some people think being away from friends can contribute to a good relationship, since they will cherish our relationship. Others think we should stay with friends, which is beneficial to our relationship, and being away from friends will destroy the bond. Which one do you prefer?