Technology use is becoming more prevalent in classrooms and for academic work outside of school, but it still varies widely by country, according to a new global survey.

Half of students participating in the survey say they use a desktop computer during lessons, and more than one-third say they still use a chalkboard in class.

Nearly two-thirds of students use smartphones for homework, according to the Cambridge International Global Education Census Survey. The survey includes feedback from 10,209 teachers and 9,397 students across the world.

Smartphones are sometimes a point of contention across the world. In 2015, New York lifted...

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