JEA Curriculum Highlight: Basic HTML and Using Embed Codes


While it is not crucial to understand HTML to post things to a WordPress website or other CMS, basic knowledge of HTML and how to embed code within web software platforms can open many more design options and doors for users.

The JEA Curriculum has a nice primer on this topic that helps users learn some basic HTML and how to embed code into a page or post. There is a Slideshow and Rubic provided for this lesson which is scheduled to take 50 minutes. Students will need a free Codecademy account and computer access.

his curriculum is available to all JEA members. To access the curriculum, you must be logged in to the JEA Curriculum site. Once you are, you can access this lesson here: Basic HTML and Using Embed Codes.

Check out the video here to learn more about the JEA Curriculum. If you’re a member you can login to access the curriculum here. If you’d like more information about the benefits of JEA or if you want to join JEA, you can find more information on

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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