While just a few years ago, students may have brought textbooks home from school, you’re now more likely to see them toting laptops and iPads provided by schools that have embraced one-to-one technology.
Education reporter Emma Kent (3:08) joins Derek and Brad on today’s episode to discuss the spread of the technology initiative since it was first introduced by Tupelo Schools in 2009.
One-to-one is a model for using technology in schools that means each student has an electronic device – a laptop computer or iPad – to use for educational purposes. There was some early skepticism, but the model seems to have caught on now with other districts – such as Corinth, Booneville and New Albany also using it.
Today’s episode also includes our weekend edition content.
Food editor Ginna Parsons (22:01) breaks down this week’s food section, including a large variety of dishes using lemons – lemon spring tart, lemon tea bread, lemon chicken, tilapia with lemon caper sauce, etc. Ginna also talks about a recipe for orange-glazed tenderloin, and about Cook of the Week Chris Rogers. His specialties include hot pheasant poppers, smoked chicken and barbecue shrimp.
M. Scott Morris (29:37) reviews “Power Rangers.” He said the film surprisingly had its moments. It had the feel of an after-school-special with heavy morals, but the production value was strong and the storylines were good.
Derek (36:04) breaks down the entertainment scene – TCT’s kids show “On the Radio,” Tupelo Comic-Con, bluegrass musicians Kenny and Amanda Smith at Link Centre and a lineup of live music.