FCE essay example- Schools should spend more on computers and software than on textbooks. Do you agree?

FCE essay topic and essay example 

Task:

You have had a discussion in your English class about teaching materials for schools. Now your English teacher has asked you to write an essay.
Write an essay using all the notes and give reasons for your point of view.

Schools should spend more on computers and software than on textbooks. Do you agree?

Notes

Write about:

  1. which is better for education
  2. which are more enjoyable to use
  3. (your own idea)

Most children have access to a computer at school and many classrooms have an interactive whiteboard. Yet textbooks have been used for hundreds of years. Can software and textbooks co-exist and which should schools spend more money on?

Having a computer in class means that each student has a window to the world. Furthermore, there are many online materials that can be accessed on the Internet which means that having one computer is the same as having thousands of text books. 

Students should also be considered. What is best for ‘education’ may not be best for the individual. Computers have become almost unavoidable yet there are many dangers connected to them. Schools should be a safe environment and books provide security in an ever changing world.