Teachers no longer play an important role in the classroom due to the wide use of computers in education. What is your opinion?
Introduction ( 42words)
It is witnessed that computer technology has brought human beings uncountable benefits and an educational revolution seemingly can be expected hence a substitution of teachers in the classroom. As to discuss this controversial issue, opinions vary from person to person.
On the one hand, the teacher plays an important role as a supervisor as well as a conductor in the classroom (topic sentence).It is commonly believed that adolescents are too young to distinguish the good from the bad and they need correct guidance from decent adults; otherwise, they might stray from the right way. Children are always easy to become addicted to computer games, which have too much violent and pornographic propaganda. Without teachers' guidance, most children would spend hours playing fascinating games on computers instead of studying useful knowledge during school times. Moreover, a teacher in the classroom may organize a discussion on a complicated or logical question and finally conclude with a sensible answer, but computers can never do so.
On the other hand, in some way, computers can replace teachers in language learning (topic sentence). In many countries, particularly in China, most English teachers have incorrect pronunciation in English. It is not unusual that Chinese students have a hard time to communicate with English native speakers due to an inaccurate sound producing method which they have imitated from their Chinese teachers. However, if you go online to learn spoken English with foreigners, you will be astonished to find that thousands of native English speakers are available on Internet every day and they are willing to help you improve your English speaking skills. Through net-voice-chat, you are bound to speak good English with an assistance that you can never expect to be attached by Chinese teachers.
From above discussion, we can see that computers and teachers play different roles in education. We cannot just arbitrarily assert that teachers are not needed; on the contrary, we ought to take advantage of this teaching resource despite the application of computers in education.