One of my colleagues and I offer lunch time tutorial sessions once a week for students who miss class. What a headache; three levels of students, all missing on different days… there is no hope of going over the actual lesson that they missed. We were looking for something simple & self-contained that we could do with a group of students that range from first to third year that would provide good CI.
At first I tried movie talks, but I found that without prior planning it was simply too incomprehensible for my first year students. Recently I have started our twenty minute session with a short interview of one of the students, usually a lower level student, and then in the last half of the session we movie talk an animated GIF or two. It is quick, repetitive and often at least momentarily compelling. It is also great for teaching students I do not know (i.e. my colleague´s students who wander into my tutorial session). Although what I really want is to get those kids to attend class everyday, I am happy to at least get them to make up some of the time lost hearing CI.
I made a downloadable zip file containing around 80 of the animated GIFS that I will be using… lots of cats, of course. I posted it to Google Drive. You should be able to download it by following this link . If that does not work then just google the phrase funny animated GIFS and you´ll find entire websites dedicated to them.