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


Late last month, as Apple revealed its new education-focused iPad to the nation, it coupled its offerings with a battery-powered stylus, called the Apple Pencil, which costs an additional $89 each for schools. 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. His district has been using them since 2003 with all 5th through 12th grade students.