What is Moving Image Education?

Children experience moving images from earliest childhood. Cartoons, films, adverts, and all moving image media are very carefully constructed to tell stories and provoke feelings. They are a huge part of our culture.

Children learn intuitively to read this information so they can follow a story.

Moving Image Education is about helping young people to question, analyse, explore and understand the meaning of what they’re watching and hearing.

The free resources, activities, information and guidance on this site are ideally suited to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence across all areas and stages, but also for everyone working with groups of all ages and abilities.

Use our guides to making your own film or video. Really understand the whole process.

Because teachers are often learning alongside their class we structure activities to help you all to learn together.

Analyse Analyse

Learn how to read films like books

create Explore

About the culture and heritage of moving images

create Create

A full guide to making your own movies, starting with simple and exciting activities

resources Resources

Free films, worksheets and many other classroom resources

"...pupils were happy, so staff were happy, so management were happy... everybody enjoys the experience of MIE."

Teacher in Brechin MIE pilot project

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Remembrance

7th November 2011

Resources and ideas for Poppyscotland's short film competition.

Who you gonna call?

25th October 2011

Spine tingling horror film resources for the classroom.

Screening Shorts CPD

4th October 2011

An exciting new moving image resource available through Glow.

8½: your movie birthday!

19th September 2011

Find out how you can help your pupils or children celebrate their 8½ movie birthday.

Little Dinosaurs

8th September 2011

Watch the film Little Dinosaurs and make your own animation. Book for National Schools Film Week.

Children of the City

22nd August 2011

How can a 1944 documentary film studying juvenile delinquency in Dundee contribute to the debate over the causes of the riots in England?

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Enthuse and motivate your class.

Use our step by step guide to making your own film or video. Really understand the whole process.
Because teachers are often learning alongside their class we structure activities to help ou all learn together.