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 and ideas using BrainPOP ESL images, keywords, and movie clips as resources. Just look for the Make-a-Map button on each of the lesson page.

To help you get started, we’ve put together some tips and a few sample concept maps that show how you and your students might use Make-a-Map. Make-a-Map is also available on BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr., and you can find more resources here!

Share your maps with us!  We’d love to see them and hear about how you’re using Make-a-Map with your English language learners.

Make-a-Map Teaching Tips
Make-a-Map, our IdeaphoraⓇ-powered concept mapping tool, is officially live on BrainPOP ESL! (You’ll find the Make-a-Map button on all B...
We hope you’ve had some time to experiment with Make-a-Map on BrainPOP ESL! We’re proud to present this second blog post about the use o...
We’ve just launched Map Templates, a brand-new enhancement for Make-a-Map, our IdeaphoraⓇ-powered concept mapping tool.  Students can n...
Exemplar Concept Maps
This exemplar map illustrates the grammar concept of count and non-count nouns featured in the BrainPOP ESL movie Any Cookies? The student u...
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 ...
This exemplar map, based on BrainPOP ESL's Recycling movie, illustrates the content of the movie using the image and keyword banks on the le...