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migration flows and data from CNHI, Ellis Island, and Social Explorer

Below are some links to some great resources for looking at Migration flows.
Where are they coming from?Ellis Island dataCNHI beginning of the 20th century:
Vers les Amériques - fin XIXe début XXe © Atelier de cartographie de Sciences Po : Marie-Françoise Durand, Benoît Martin, Patrice Mitrano (http://www.sciences-po.fr/cartographie) via CNHI site.
CNHI contemporary trends:
Les migrations - fin du XXe siècle © Atelier de cartographie de Sciences Po : Marie-Françoise Durand, Benoît Martin, Patrice Mitrano via CNHI site
CNHI 2006 refugees and displaced Where did the settle? Social Explorer on the NYTSocial ExplorerData about NYCResearch and Data from GCIWG link

helpful videos to get to know Google Docs/Drive

You may find the following videos helpful in figuring out how to organize and use Google Docs/Drive.

This video shows you how to organize your own Google Drive so that it's easy to find our shared folders:


The following two videos show you how to collaborate or chat with each other while you're working in Google Docs:

How to collaborate in Google Docs:

How to chat with each other while you work on a Google document:

more details on Amazon Student Prime

This post is about joining Amazon Student. To clarify, I am NOT advocating that you do this, but I’m making this post just in case anyone would be interested in joining. If you do want to join Amazon Student, pleaseuse this link(full disclosure, this link is my personal link, but we could use whatever Amazon sends me for something for the class- like snacks or something else…).

Amazon Student is a free membership program created especially for college students. Basically, Amazon Student is the less expensive version of Amazon Prime. If you’re signing up for Amazon Student for the first time, you’ll receive a kind of trial in which you get six months of limited Amazon Student benefits. For example, you’ll receive FREE Two-Day Shipping on eligible purchases for the first six months, but during this trial period, you will not be eligible for other Amazon Student benefits such as streaming Amazon instant video or borrowing books from the Kindle Owner’s Lending library.

After the first 6 mon…

add a public Google calendar to your iOS device

Follow these steps to subscribe to a Google calendar (presumably ours).
Option 1:
The easiest way to subscribe to a public calendar (like ours) is the copy and paste the calendar's ical address and email it to yourself. Then when you open your email on your iOS device, click the link. Your iPad or iPhone should ask if you want to subscribe to the calendar. Accept and you're all set.

If this option doesn't work for you, try the next option.

Option 2:
If that doesn't work, try these steps. These instructions largely came from this blogger's work.

Step 1: Copy the calendar's ical feed.

Step 2: Open Settings on your device and select "Mail, Contacts, Calendars"; then choose "Add Account..."

Step 3: Choose "Other"
Step 4: Paste the ical address
Step 5: Save the subscription and you're set.
Step 6: Go back to your main Calendar page and see if it shows up.

add a public Google calendar to your Android device

Subscribing to a Google calendar on Android is actually a two-step process. You must first subscribe to the calendar using the web version of Google Calendar and then add it to your Android device.
Subscribing to ical on Google Calendar web:
Step 1: go to Google Calendar on the web
Step 2: Choose "Other calendars"
Step 3: In the dropdown menu, choose "Add by URL"
Step 4: Insert the calendar's ical address (probably provided to you by your instructor in the syllabus), click "Add Calendar," and you should be all set.
Adding subscribed calendars to Android: Step 1: On your Android device, you may have to clear the existing calendars and re-sync the data for a new calendar to show up. Settings / Applications / Manage Applications / Calendar -> Clear Datathen Settings / Applications / Manage Applications / Calendar Storage -> Clear Data Wait a few minutes and you should be able to see the new calendar. If it does the new calendar does not show up, also …