I only can say Americans. I will be in school until 2020. In Germany, we use paper to write everything. There are no really worksheets. We use college blocks. Our exams we write by hand what is sometimes really annoying because you are writing really fast for 90 minutes.
Now I'm at an American school for an exchange year and I have to say when we talk about equipment there is a huge difference. In American schools, you are using the technology. You get a school book but also a web version of it. Essays are typed on notebooks over several days.
I think it is very interesting if you try to compare both systems. I personal have the feeling that the German school is more strict. I would get more into it if someone is interested in it because I think it is very interesting.