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Make-a-Map, our concept mapping tool, 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 from scratch or use one of the map templates:
- Cyclical Relationship
- Compare and Contrast
- Story Analysis
Make-a-Map supports students by prompting them to demonstrate specific relationships between concepts from the featured movie.
Students can add images from different BrainPOP topics by clicking the Images tab and searching for the topic images. They can also add keywords and additional text nodes to the map from the sidebar.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can students save maps to return to later?
Yes. Students with individual student accounts can save maps and access them later by visiting their Timeline, clicking View for the map, then clicking Edit. Students without individual accounts cannot save their work, but they can print the maps they create.
How do I assign a template map?
If you have an individual educator account, you can assign a template map by selecting the desired map template and clicking Assign.
How can I export maps?
You can use your individual educator account to export maps by clicking Download below the map you are viewing. If you do not have an individual account, you can print the maps you create instead.
Can I access Make-a-Map on my phone?
Make-a-Map is not currently available on phones. You can access Make-a-Map on desktops and tablets.
Is there an answer key for Make-a-Map?
Since Make-a-Map is an open-ended activity, there is no answer key or suggested answers available.