Embedding videos with controls in PowerPoint

There are 3 ways to add video content to a PowerPoint presentation. Two ways have been used for many years: embedding a video(Insert>Movies and Sounds>Movie from file) that can be paused and resumed or hyperlinking to a video so that it opens in windows media player. However, if you want students to be able to fast forward, pause, review, stop and easily adjust the volume of a video while the presentation is running try embedding the video as a Windows Media control object. Here are several resources to show you how:
Step by step video - wmp_controls.wmv Use the link to play the video in Windows Media Player or to download this video, right-click >save target as.

Instructions - Giving the Controls Back to the Kids
Letter C PowerPoint example The Letter C with this C.asx Both must be downloaded to the same folder on your computer for the video to play.