Share an entire class worth's of papers?

Am I the only one who wishes Turnitin would allow teachers to anonymously share several (or all) papers received with all the class members? I would love for my 9th grade students to be able to view and discuss (and possibly comment online) about everyone else's papers. I suppose I could wait until all the papers are submitted, then tell the computer to allow students to review that exact number of papers. But I don't want to give them a heart attack when they see they have 20+ reviews to write. I'd rather Turnitin have a setting where we could lump all papers received into one document, with all names removed, and shuffled so kids couldn't guess the early papers were kids whose last names fall early in the alphabet. I think if my kids were to be able to see all the papers on their screens, with no official "review" waiting for them to complete, they would focus more on reading, critiquing and discussing and would gain much more from the experience. They would love deciding who wrote the "best" paper.

Am I crazy? Dreaming? Does anyone else know of a workaround?

And why did Turnitin remove the option of pairing students?

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  • Sandra Laird I think this is a brilliant idea for collaborative learning! What do others think?

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