Getting Started with Make-a-Map for BrainPOP ESL

April 21, 2016

Make-a-Map is BrainPOP ESL’s concept mapping tool powered by IdeaphoraⓇ. Make-a-Map enables students to transform information into knowledge by making meaningful connections between their thoughts...

Grammar concept map created with Make-a-Map!

April 21, 2016

This exemplar map illustrates the grammar concept of count and non-count nouns featured in the BrainPOP ESL movie Any Cookies? The student used the keyword and image banks as well as blank nodes to cr...

Recycling concept map created with Make-a-Map!

April 21, 2016

This exemplar map, based on BrainPOP ESL's Recycling movie, illustrates the content of the movie using the image and keyword banks on the left side of the screen. The student also created new keywords...

Vocabulary concept map created with Make-a-Map!

April 21, 2016

This exemplar map features a single vocabulary word from the ESL movie Does He Bite? Using the Make-a-Map tool, the student placed the word brave in the center, then used the search field in the image...

My BrainPOP for BrainPOP ESL

March 24, 2016

Originally Recorded March 2016 My BrainPOP is now available on BrainPOP ESL, our award-winning English language learning program. My BrainPOP ESL lets you keep track of students’ work and progres...

My BrainPOP for BrainPOP ESL is Here!

March 7, 2016

You asked and we answered! We’re excited to announce that My BrainPOP - a suite of features that lets teachers and students at your school or homeschool keep track of learning - is now available on ...

3.6.5 Idioms and Vocabulary Review

July 8, 2015

In the BrainPOP ESL movie Area of Rectangles (L3U6L5), Ben and Moby want to install glow-in-the-dark wallpaper in their tree house. But they soon discover that putting up the wallpaper is trickier tha...

3.6.4 Idioms Lesson Plan

July 8, 2015

In the BrainPOP ESL movie Egg on Your Face (L3U6L4), Moby is up to some strange behavior, from shaking his robot leg to zipping his robot lips, as he takes Ben’s expressions literally! In this lesso...

3.6.3 Reported Questions Lesson Plan

July 8, 2015

In the BrainPOP ESL movie What Nikki Wants (L3U6L3), Ben, a true friend, comes over to help Nikki who is suffering from a bad  cold. At first Nikki is grateful for his efforts, but soon her demands s...

3.6.2 Descriptive Adjectives Lesson Plan

July 8, 2015

In the BrainPOP ESL movie Little Red Fairytale (L3U6L2), Ben retells the classic fairytale, “Little Red Riding Hood,” as a puppet show.  Ben’s version includes funny twists and a surprise endin...