Apple and Microsoft Now Offer $100 Styluses. But Do Schools Need—or Want—Them?


Losing a pencil in the classroom may be annoying—but at least they’re cheap to replace. And Lenovo’s higher-end 500e Chromebook includes a stylus, while its $300 model, the 300e, can actually use any instrument—from regular pencils to paper clips—to interact with the screen. The company currently markets the product as a tool to enhance creativity in the classroom. His district has been using them since 2003 with all 5th through 12th grade students.