StHrt is a new web application for creating personal home pages and, in many ways, is similar to both Sqworl and Tizmos. Those two tools are tools my students use for easily saving favorite links (either for research their doing or for activities they like from among the 9,000 links on my website) as thumbnail images and sharing them with others. The visual thumbnails and ease of use make all three of these applications particularly accessible to English Language Learners.

StHrt (pronounced “Start”) just launched, and is very open to suggestions to improve the service. They didn’t have the ability to have users make their pages public (an essential ability for students to be able to share their links). I sent an email raising this issue on Wednesday, and now they say they’ll have it implemented no later than this coming Wednesday — within a week.

I’m adding StHrt to two “The Best…” lists:

The Best Social Bookmarking Applications For English Language Learners & Other Students

The Best Personal Home Page Creators