Product Review of Vital Signs
Vital Signs is one of three games in the Read-to-Lead series that uses a point-and-click system to thrust kids into the role of a medical director at a family clinic. It has 12 episodes, each taking about 20–30 minutes to complete. Students can always check their phone, which hosts a to-do list, patient records, and other information. Periodic assessments are handed out to measure the effectiveness of teaching methods.
What Users Love About the App
“Students take on real-life work situations as the head of a medical clinic, and practice their reading, analyzing, and writing skills in realistic contexts. Resource activities extend the learning far beyond the classroom.”
“There are differentiated lessons and help where students need it most (including full text-to-speech and a glossary). Teachers have extensive resources, lessons, and activities.”
“Students make decisions from the start, and the decisions have a clear impact on the storyline.”