Teaching Tips

Ten Resources for Making the Most of Make-a-Movie

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Make-a-Movie, the latest addition to our suite of creation tools, invites students and teachers using My BrainPOP to produce their very own BrainPOP-style movies.

Need help getting started? No problem! You can find a range of support resources for using and making the most of Make-a-Movie, from tutorials and tips to an assessment rubric and sample movies. Here is what you’ll find:

Step Guide
 From how to create scenes and transitions to how to assign movie projects and provide feedback, use this step guide to learn about all of Make-a-Movies learning activities.

Tutorial Screencast: A tutorial video demonstrates how to make your own BrainPOP-style movie using Make-a-Movie, from selecting images and animations for your scenes to adding narration and more!

Tips for Differentiation and ELL:  Make-a-Movie is a flexible tool that can be adapted to the needs of different learners, from struggling and ELL to high ability students.

Letter Writing Tips & Strategies: Tips and strategies for writing BrainPOP-style letters that introduce the movie.

Implementation and Collaboration Tips Tips and strategies for using Make-a-Movie to maximize learning and encourage collaboration.

Cross-Curriculum Connections: Explore how Make-a-Movie is adaptable to different grade levels and across the curriculum–from science and math to social studies, English, the arts, and more!

Storyboarding: Encourage students to plan out movies using one of three storyboard templates from BrainPOP’s Make-a-Map feature.

Assessment Rubric: A rubric to assess movies for content, organization, planning, collaboration, and more.

Common Core and NGSS: Explore how Make-a-Movie aligns with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Student and Teacher Sample Movies: Use these as models for you and your students.