Educational technology is changing the way that our children learn about the world, and how teachers educate them.

But you don’t need any high-tech gadgets to embrace educational technology, in fact, there is a mine of information available right at our fingertips through the humble mobile phone.

Educational apps are the perfect way for you to teach your children everything from maths and science to language and music.

Ahead of BETT – the world’s biggest education technology event – we take a look at some of the top educational technology apps available to download now…

DRAGONBOX NUMBERS

DragonBox numbers incorporate fun characters and games to help children learn more about numbers.

The interactive challenges teach children what numbers are, how they work, and what you can do with them through colourful minigames.

There is also DragonBox Algebra and DragonBox Elements for your children to get to grips with algebra and geometry as their knowledge of mathematics becomes more advanced.

£5.99. Available on Android and iOS.

 

THE HUMAN BODY

Introduce children to how the human body works with this highly-detailed app.

Through a range of interactive chapters, youngsters can learn basic facts about human anatomy including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and immune systems.

Each of the areas can be interacted with to reveal more detail about how they work as well as fun animations.

£2.99. Available on iOS.

 

STAR WALK

Introduce your children to the wonders of the night sky with the impressive Star Walk.

You simply load the app when you’re on a night walk and it follows your location and movement in real time. Hold the app up and it clearly depicts each star and constellation for little ones to learn more about.

As well as locating well-known stars, the app also provides information about more than 200,000 celestial bodies for youngsters to discover.

£3.99. Available on Android and iOS.

 

TOCA LAB

Your children can learn about all 118 elements of the periodic table and their chemical properties with Toca Lab.

In the beginning, 117 of 118 spaces are still empty, but children can unlock ‘em all as they conduct fun interactive experiments.

They can conduct fun experiments without any mess or danger with bunsen burners, test tubes, liquid nitrogen and more.

£3.99. Available on Android and iOS.

 

SWIFT PLAYGROUNDS

Swift Playgrounds aims to make coding fun and accessible to children.

Kids can solve interactive puzzles to master the basics of coding, or take on additional challenges to explore more complex coding.

They can even create programs of their own – their imagination is the only limit.

Free. Available on iOS.

 

EASY MUSIC

Give kids an ear for music with this toe-tappingly fun app.

Children can learn how to memorize and repeat notes, recognize different pitch, distinguish notes, to hold a rhythm and more through a series of fun mini-games.

Each game includes adorable characters and graphics that appeal to a variety of ages. Games increase in difficulty until your child can create and compose their very own masterpieces.

£3.59. Available on Android and iOS.

 

YOUTUBE KIDS

Developed by YouTube, YouTube Kids introduces your little ones to a wide variety of appropriate video content.

The app makes it safer and simpler for children to explore the world through online video, with parental controls so you can tailor the family experience.

Children can watch all their favourite show, music videos, and educational clips teaching them everything from how to build a model volcano, classic poems, and everything in between.

Free. Available on Android and iOS.

 

ARTIE’S MAGIC PENCIL

There’s a monster on the loose and it’s destroying everything in its way! Save the day and help Artie to rebuild his world, using a very special magic pencil.

Artie’s Magic Pencil is an interactive learning adventure that teaches children the fundamentals of drawing to inspire them to get creative both on and off the screen.

Match up the dots and create shapes to progress in the fun story with handcrafted animations.

Free. Available on Android and iOS.

 

DUOLINGO

Teach your little ones Spanish, French and other languages in a fun and easy way with Duolingo.

The app contains a series of fun, bite-sized lessons complete with animations that will teach your children simple words and phrases in more than 30 different languages.

They can practice listening and speaking in their chosen language with ease, as well as play games to improve vocabulary and grammar.

Free. Available on Android and iOS.

 

CURSIVE WRITING WIZARD

Cursive Writing Wizard is the perfect app to help every child learn how to trace their ABC’s, 123’s and custom word.

Little ones can have fun tracing using 26 animated stickers, sound effects, and interactive games that animate letters and numbers at the end of tracing.

The vibrant app is fully customizable to suit every child’s needs, and parents can check their child’s progress thanks to reports that display what they have traced.

Free. Available on Android and iOS.

 

TIMELINE EONS

Explore the history of the world with Timeline Eons.

Rather than focusing on a specific period of history, this all-around app focuses on a broad timescale and a variety of cultures.

Children can zoom in and out of the timeline for more detailed breakdowns of particular times, and even use their own data to create timelines.

£2.59. Available on Android and iOS.

 

GEOBEE CHALLENGE

Developed by the National Geographic Society, GeoBee Challenge allows your child to learn all about the wonders of the world.

There are two rounds of gameplay: multiple-choice and map challenge. The app offers more than 1,300 multiple choice questions, all featured at some point in the National Geographic Bee.

In the map round, kids need to identify locations around the world.

Free. Available on Android and iOS.

 

EPIC!

From Flat Stanley to Nancy Drew, Goosebumps and National Geographic, thousands of popular children’s books are available to download via this app for a monthly subscription.

There are a variety of audio-enabled and read-to-me books available for younger users, and personalized book recommendations for each child.

Online and offline reading is available so that you can use this app anywhere, whether your little one is at home, in a car, or even on a plane.

Free to download, monthly subscription applies. Available for Android and iOS.