BrainPOP’s Make-a-Movie tool – for users with My BrainPOP – empowers students and teachers to make their own BrainPOP-style movies.  It’s easy! Simply choose a topic, build scenes using BrainPOP images and animations or draw your own, then add narration. You can even begin with a letter, just like in a real BrainPOP movie!

The educational benefits of an engaging tool like Make-a-Movie are numerous, from encouraging students to “show what they know” to enabling teachers to create both simpler and more advanced movies to meet the needs of all of their students.

Getting Started with Make-a-Movie

Screencasts and a step guide will help you get started using Make-a-Movie in your classroom.

This printable guide provides step-by-step help for how to make your very own BrainPOP-style movie. From creating scenes and transitions t...
This tutorial video demonstrates how to make your own BrainPOP-style movie using Make-a-Movie, from selecting images and animations for your...
Get a sneak peek at BrainPOP's Make-a-Movie tool!...
Make-a-Movie Support Resources

For help on how to use Make-a-Movie with your students, we’ve provided support on a range of topics from implementation and collaboration to how to differentiate for all kinds of learners and much more!

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. Fo...
Make-a-Movie begins with students either writing their own BrainPOP-style letter with a topic-related question or choosing a pre-written let...
Make-a-Movie provides a fun and creative way for students to deepen their knowledge of a topic. Following are tips and strategies for ways t...
Make-a-Movie is a flexible tool that is usable by students at all grade levels and across the curriculum--from science and math to social st...
Before students jump in and make a movie, encourage them to plan it out, including the storyline, narration, art, and more. To help them, Br...
Use this simple rubric to assess students' movies for content, organization, planning, collaboration, and more.  To edit and customize the ...
As students plan for and create movies with the Make-a-Movie tool, they are naturally addressing the goals of the following Common Core Sta...
Planning and creating movies using the Make-a-Movie tool requires putting to use some of the practices outlined in the following Next Gene...
Make-a-Movie in Action

Take a look at these movies made by teachers and students using Make-a-Movie.

In this example movie, see how a teacher used Make-a-Movie to extend a topic she's teaching in class....
In this example movie, see how a teacher used Make-a-Movie to extend a topic he's teaching in class....
See how a student used Make-a-Movie to show what he knows about computer programming.  Please note that movies can be viewed within the t...
See how a student used Make-a-Movie to show what she knows about dog breeds.  Please note that movies can be viewed within the timeline o...
See how a student used Make-a-Movie to show what she knows about Greek gods.  Please note that movies can be viewed within the timeline o...
See how two students used Make-a-Movie to show what they know about megalodons.  Please note that movies can be viewed within the timeli...