Make-a-Map

Make-a-Map, BrainPOP’s concept mapping tool powered by Ideaphora, accompanies every BrainPOP topic. Make-a-Map invites students to make meaningful connections between concepts and reinforces understanding using BrainPOP images, keywords, and movie clips.

Students can create a new map or use one of the map templates:

  • Spider
  • Vocabulary
  • Problem/Solution
  • Cyclical Relationship
  • Structure
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Story Analysis
  • Storyboard

Make-a-Map supports students by prompting them to demonstrate specific relationships between concepts from the featured movie.

BrainPOP Educators provides teaching resources to help you get started using Make-a-Map in your classroom, including a printable Step Guide.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can students save maps to return to later?

Yes. Students with My BrainPOP student accounts can save maps and access them later by visiting their Timeline, clicking View for the map, then clicking Edit. Students without My BrainPOP accounts cannot save their work, but they can print the maps they create.

Can I assign a template map?

Yes. If you have a My BrainPOP educator account, you can assign a template map by selecting the desired map template and clicking Assign.

Can I export maps?

Yes. You can use your My BrainPOP educator account to export maps by clicking Download below the map you are viewing. If you do not have My BrainPOP, you can print the maps you create instead.

Can I access Make-a-Map on my phone?

No. Make-a-Map is not currently available on phones. You can access Make-a-Map on desktops and tablets.

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