In the halls of Yuzhou No. 1 High School in central China, students refer to them simply as “the cameras.”
When the first bell sounds before 7 a.m., their fish-eye lenses spring to life, broadcasting live as students sit at their desks and measure geometric angles, pass notes or doze during breaks. Before long, thousands of people — not just parents and teachers — are watching online, offering armchair commentary.
"In China, Daydreaming Students Are Caught on Camera" is from the April 25, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Javier C. Hernández and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.