Make-a-Map, BrainPOP’s concept mapping tool powered by Ideaphora, invites students to make meaningful connections between concepts using BrainPOP images, keywords, and movie clips.   

Get yourself and your class up to speed by watching our free concept mapping movies on BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.  

Getting Started with Make-a-Map

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

This brief screencast provides an overview of the Make-a-Map tool on BrainPOP.  This video also appears as "contextual help" under the que...
This is a 3 minute overview video of our new concept mapping tool, Make-a-Map. You will learn a few basics about how to construct a good con...
This printable step guide will walk you through using all the features Make-a-Map - our concept mapping tool - to help students connect idea...
This screencast provides a brief overview of how Make-a-Map for BrainPOP Jr. can enhance student learning through concept mapping. You will...
This 5 minute screencast will carefully walk you through all the elements of Make-a-Map for BrainPOP Jr....
Make-a-Map Support Resources

For help on how to use Make-a-Map with your students, we’ve provided support on everything from implementation and collaboration to assessment and much more.

We recommend teaching students to begin their concept map creation with the Make-A-Map tool by identifying the important concepts. These are...
BrainPOP's Make-A-Map concept mapping tool is incredibly versatile. Here are just a few uses for the Make-A-Map tool showing you the ways yo...
You can use the following questions to assess the concept maps that students create with the Make-A-Map tool: Have key vocabulary terms...
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...
When students create concept maps, they explore, organize and link information seamlessly, deepening their understanding or knowledge of a...
Make-a-Map, BrainPOP's concept map tool, addresses the goals of the following Common Core State Standards: READING CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA...
Make-a-Map Feedback

Hear what teachers and students are saying about Make-a-Map.

5th grade teacher Daria Roulett speaks about the unique engagement she observed as her students used the Make-A-Map concept mapping tool in ...
Students from the Churchill School in New York City provide feedback and guidance to the BrainPOP Make-a-Map development team, helping craft...
POPStar Lisa Parisi reacts with excitement as she realizes the video clip snapshots on a Make-a-Map canvas replay from specific moments of ...
Make-a-Map in Action

Take a look at exemplar concept maps made with Make-a-Map.

No two concept maps will look the same.  The ability to personalize and graphically demonstrate your own understanding of a topic enhance...
This exemplar map was made with Make-a-Map after watching a single movie on Mammals.  A great next step would be to ask your students to ad...
Concept maps take on many different structure types like chains or loops like the student example shown here or they can resemble spiders or...
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...
This exemplar map illustrates the grammar concept of count and non-count nouns featured in the BrainPOP ESL movie Any Cookies? The student u...
Take a peek at how this Cell Structures exemplar concept map was made using our new concept mapping tool, Make-a-Map.  The video provide...