Cape Town - While most people use their tablets for entertainment, educational apps are a great way to enhance learning on the smart devices.Mobile technology has shown that it can easily accommodate education applications, and often, in a way that is more engaging than traditional methods.Kirsty Chadwick of the Training Room Online shared some of her top 24 educational apps."It [technology] provides us with the tools we need to simplify our lives, and education is no exception," Chadwick told News24.Here are her top 24 education apps:1. VocablaVocabla is an iOS app for improving your English vocabulary – I think this could be particularly beneficial for the "me" generation.2. MathboardMathboard is an app that is jam-packed with math quizzes for kids. It will keep them busy for hours on end.3. Star WalkThis app is incredible. All you do is point your iPad toward the sky at night, and you will discover many interesting things about the stars in real-time. This app is also packed with useful information and could be particularly beneficial to an astronomy student.4. The ElementsWe all had to deal with the periodic table at school, well this app actually makes it exciting by giving you visual images of the elements and so much more.5. History: Maps of WorldThis app actually allows you to access high definition apps from any period throughout time and the world.6. Visual AnatomyThis is a 3D anatomy app which is loaded with high resolution images detailing the human body. 7. WellwriteWritewell is a spelling quiz game. You can play on your own or you can play in a group to test your knowledge. New levels are unlocked as you achieve the required results.8. Sounds: The Pronunciation AppThis app is great for anyone who interacts with others. The app features a fully-interactive Phonemic Chart for both British and American English.9. CodersThis program allows you to delve into the world of computer programming on the comfort of your very own iPad. Whether you are just starting out or whether you are a professional, this app will provide you with a lot of valuable information.10. Storyboard ComposerStoryboard Composer is a mobile story-boarding application which can be useful to art directors, film students and the like. 11. Essay Writing GuideThis app is a must-have for anyone who is completing any form of written work. Writing is arranged around content, style and organisation - with some interesting results.12. AS Level ComputingThis app is great for anyone who wishes to learn about computing. Information is easy to read and will be of great use to ICT students.13. WolframAlphaThis app is difficult to explain to someone who hasn't used it. Basically the app gives you access to expert knowledge of an array of subjects at the moment when you need it.14. History BooksIf you are a history buff or have a serious interest in anything historical, then this app is for you. It allows you access to an almost unlimited amount of historical books that will keep you busy for months.15. Grammar AppThis app is a simple way to learn and test your English grammar. Including more than 200 tutorials, as well as over 1000 exercises to complete, this app will have you on top of your game in no time.For younger children, there are also a wide variety of applications to introduce education. Here are some apps for younger kids that parents might want to download."I also enjoy some of the apps that are available for younger kids and believe that they could be greatly beneficial to the younger generation," said Chadwick.16. Keyboard FunThe great thing about this app is that it was actually created by an occupational therapist in order to help kids with learning disabilities. The app introduces children to letters on the screen, as well as on the keyboard. They will have hours of fun with this one.17. Math ElementsThis is a great app for kids up to 8 years old. It takes them through basic mathematical concepts and then progressively moves onto more complicated concepts. You will not be able to move forward with the app until you have absorbed the required information.18. Sushi ScrambleSushi Scramble is a hilarious take on spelling. Words need to be built in order to feed hungry customers. This is basically gamified spelling – which teaches kids while allowing them to have loads of fun too!19. Watch & FindIn short, this is an object recognition game which incorporates the characters from the popular kids' TV series, Veggie Tales.20. Addimal AdventureThis app is designed to slowly introduce children to addition. Hours of fun can be had with this app.21. 5 Little MonkeysThis app is all about nursery rhymes and encourages language development. In a nutshell, it is an interactive counting song.22. ABC GamesABC Games is a fantastic game which teaches kids the alphabet in a fun and interactive way.23. GazziliShapesThis app is aimed more at pre-school kids, to teach them how to identify shapes. Each activity has to be completed in order to unlock the next. Kids will have hours of fun with this one.24. GazziliScienceIn a nutshell, this is an interactive storybook for kids. It will teach them about plants, the four seasons and so much more.Chadwick said that the list is by no means exhaustive, and that mobile technology could give children an edge in their education."Technology is an incredible enabler and it can help our kids to get and stay ahead of the pack."Do you have a favourite educational application? Send your thoughts to News24.