As a practice run on the kickoff class, Noah had a chance to rehearse his presentation while the others passed the mouse to draw parts and make assemblies. It wasn't all serious and studious though. Some of the parts were quite random and the rendition of a penny was memorable. I never realized that CAD could be so entertaining. The meeting was very productive and fun.
We found that projecting the PTC Creo screen on the wall and then passing a wireless mouse around worked well. Noah used a laser pointer to direct everyone's attention to the icon that he was referring to in his descriptions. Between the wireless mouse and the laser pointer, everyone had a chance to get some hands on experience.
Since whoever had the mouse was in the driver's seat, all the help was focused on them for the duration of their turn. I think that this is a good way to demonstrate and teach at the same time. Sometimes when you are on your own computer, watching someone else, steps are missed and you end up behind the class, feeling confused or frustrated. This method worked out very well.