Over the past year, students and educators have shown their resilience by navigating remote and hybrid classroom settings and adopting new technologies. Their devotion and flexibility have enabled schools around the world to continue learning in any environment—whether it be remote, hybrid, or in-person. Now more than ever, institutions have an opportunity to use technology to continue to rethink and redefine traditional classroom approaches for their students. One major way schools are already making this happen is by offering an alternative to pen and paper with digital ink and ink-enabled devices.
That’s why we set out to reimagine the Microsoft Classroom Pen. For us, reducing pen costs while keeping the inclusive design fit for students of any age was of utmost importance. And on April 27, to continue empowering educators and students to achieve more, we will be proud to launch Microsoft Classroom Pen 2.
Microsoft Classroom Pen 2 is optimized for use with Surface Go and Surface Pro and enables students of all ages to write and draw naturally on their screens via an improved design and longer enclosure. The durable pen tip is replaceable, and it’s easy to prevent loss with a built-in slot for a tether or the clip that attaches to Surface Type Covers. And even with those improvements, the Classroom Pen 2 is only half the cost of the original.
Microsoft Classroom Pen 2 will be available exclusively to education institutions starting on April 27, 2021. It will be sold in packs of 20 for $399.80 USD ($19.99 per pen) and includes batteries and replacement pen tips.