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

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But losing a different kind of “pencil” that technology companies are aiming to push into schools may likely cause a bigger heartache and headache for the purchasing department. 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. Rob Baker is the director of technology at Cincinnati Country Day School in Ohio and a Microsoft stylus enthusiast.